November Snapshot in 5: Somerset
This November ‘Snapshot in 5 post’ features the work of the WLA in Somerset.
1. A Land Girl looking after pigs as part of training, probably at Cannington Farm, 1940.
Source: IWM D199
2. A member of the Women’s Land Army milks a cow at the same WLA training centre at Cannington, c 1940.
Source: IWM D186
3. Somerset-trained Land Girl Doreen Margaret Jarman photographed on the left, feeding pigeons on VE Day.
Source: Gwyneth James
4. ‘We are the girls that kill the rats’: Land Girls on a rat catcher float in Bath on 29th October 1945.
Source: Catherine Procter WLA Collection
5. Mary Dimmock recalls her work as a general farm labourer and relief milker. She learnt how to drive a tractor – and ride a motorbike.
Source: South West Heritage Trust
Further information on the WLA in Somerset
Chairman: Lady Langman, North Cadbury Court, Yeovil
Secretary: Miss B Spencer, B.A, 30 Bridge Street, Taunton
Grayson, Peggy. Buttercup Jill. Ipswich: Farming Press Books and Videos, 1994.
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