Joan Alice Boffin (née Stokes)
First Name(s): Joan (had a middle name of Alice but had removed legally)
Unmarried Surname: Stokes
Married Surname: Boffin
Date of Birth: 7. 6.1928
Date of death: 6.1.2014
Place of Birth: Waverley – Liverpool
Family’s reaction to joining: Pleased Mum was helping at an important time in the world when the men had gone to war.
Reasons for leaving: Time finished.
Worked for a private farmer in Hockerton, Southwell Area, Nottingham
Type of work undertaken: General farmwork
Work liked most and least: Working with animals and crops. Mucking out, seeing bats.
Best and worst memories of time: Mum never mentioned any bad memories, always happy.
Treatment by farmers or market gardeners: Well generally, except for one farmer who she threatened with a pitchfork if he touched her bottom again.
Hawksworth Hall (place)
Life after the war
Trained as a tayloress
How did work in the WLA / WTC effect your/ their life? Enjoyed working with livestock and in particular horses.
Name: Sue Shephard
Relationship to Land Girl: Daughter