March Activity of the Month: Lambing

Lambing Women's Land Army

From left to right, top to bottom:

  • Women’s Land Army recruitment poster. Source: Getty Images
  • As an experiment the London County council have employed twelve land girls for the first time. They are helping on the Council’s Horton, Surrey, farm, which helps to supply a mental hospital and has over 700 head of cattle. The girls milk cows, feed pigs and till gardens and fields, and live together in a local farmhouse. 20th March 1941. Source: Getty Images
  • Gladys Minns, a Bedfordshire land girl, and her lambs at Prole’s farm, Elstow. Source: Courtesy of Stuart Antrobus.

Other activities included:

  • Spreading slurry
  • Fertilising and spraying crops

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