The next Women’s Land Army Reunion will be on Battle of Britain Day at Newhaven Fort

Drumhead Service, Sunday 23 September, 3.00pm, Kent Show Ground, Detling: This Service will be the major event for Kent, outside any national events taking place in London, and the Lord Lieutenant envisages that it will be a truly memorable occasion for all those involved and a fitting way to mark the final year of commemorations.  We anticipate around 4000 people will be in attendance.  The Dean of Canterbury, The Very Reverend Robert Willis, will lead the Service.  The band of The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment will provide the music and the Military Wives’ Choirs from Shorncliffe and Brompton will also be present to entertain guests.

WLA Play ‘No Finer Life’: Touring Theatre Production

For King and Country: How South Devon Farmers rose to the challenges of WW1′: The Devon Rural Archive latest exhibition, is open every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday (excluding bank holidays) between 11am and 3pm. Entry is free to this commemorative exhibition, that reveals untold stories of how the local farming community adapted to the pressures of the 1914 – 1918 conflict. The exhibition has been created by volunteers and staff at the DRA over the past 12 months and was researched using historic land management documents held at the Archive as well as other documentary sources such as trade directories, census returns and old newspapers.  It has been funded by the ‘Devon Remembers Heritage Project’, which gives local people an opportunity to explore the county’s First World War experience and share stories about life in Devon 100 years ago. This lottery funded initiative is led by the South West Heritage Trust, a new charity that celebrates and protects our region’s rich heritage.

If you know of any other Women’s Land Army and Timber Corps events, please get in touch.

Women's Land Army badge, often wore on the hat, jumper or tie. Source: Catherine Procter WLA collection.

Women’s Land Army badge, often wore on the hat, jumper or tie.
Source: Catherine Procter WLA collection.