Lilian Amy Kitchen
First Name(s): Lilian Amy
Unmarried Surname: Kitchen
Date of Birth: 30.03.1919
Place of Birth: Birmingham
Date left WLA: 1945/6
Previous occupation: Dressmaker
Reasons for joining: To help with the war effort
Family’s reaction to joining: I don’t know, but two of my Nan’s sisters were in the WLA; other sisters contributed by working in munitions factories in Birmingham. One of her brothers served in Burma, so I think the family did all they could and I guess they felt proud.
I think my grandmother worked on a private dairy farm in Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire. She returned home at weekends to stay with her older sister and her family.
Nan always remembered her time in the WLA fondly. She enjoyed caring for the animals and learning to drive a tractor.
Type of work undertaken: Farming; tending to dairy cows and working the land.
Life after the war
Yes, my Nan was the proud mother of 5 children. She worked hard every day of her life to help provide for her family and raise them as best she could.
Name: Laura Perry
Relationship to Land Girl: Granddaughter