Cherish Watton

To find out information on individual Land Girls, I would recommend the following:

1) Read the National Archives research guide on tracking down individual Land Girl record cards.

2) Read this article by Stuart Antrobus on how to begin researching the work of the WLA.

3) E-mail me, Cherish Watton, at to add your question to the site Messageboard.

4) Post a message to the Facebook page, which can be circulated to other Women’s Land Army networks.

If you need any other information, please get in touch by e-mailing me at

Please note that I run the website in my free time alongside a full-time job, so there will be a delay in getting back to you.

Cherish Watton, Women’s Land Army Historian


Many thanks go to:

Stuart Antrobus and Dr David Wilson, who have given me a huge amount of support and encouragement in the development of my ideas and thinking around the WLA.

Catherine Procter, who has shared a significant amount of WLA material to the site.

Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse for the use of photographs on this site. The Friends of Gressenhall added nearly £10,000 in funds towards the new gallery ‘Norfolk’s Forgotten Army’ at Gressenhall.

To find out more about the history of my website, please visit the About page.