Dr Cecilia Gowdy-Wygant

WLA historian

As a historian, I enjoy this website that helps to preserve the wartime memories of women who fought in the fields.

Stuart Antrobus

WLA historian

Congratulations on your 5th anniversary as creator and editor of the Women’s Land Army website, which has established itself as the first point of call for those interested in the British Women’s Land Army – whether as historians, relatives of former Land Girls and Lumber Jills, or those who just have an interest in the role of women in Britain during the two world wars.

Stephen Walton

Senior Curator, Second World War & Mid-20th Century, Imperial War Museum Duxford

Excellent website

Emma Taylor Cartlidge

As a teacher who provides hands-on history workshops in primary schools, this website has been invaluable in my research and understanding of the Women’s Land Army during WW2. The wealth of resources that Cherish has compiled in this website and given us permission to use, have contributed towards our workshop, “Feeding the Nation,” which hopes to bring to life the role of the WLA for primary children. First-hand accounts, photographs, documents, news articles and propaganda are all excellent sources to help children to broaden their understanding of how we glean evidence of the past and the depth and range of material on this website relating to the WLA is unrivalled.

Director, Magic Door Education Ltd

I’ve had a good look through your website, absolutely wonderful and enjoyable.


GCSE student

I must thank you for the help the information on your website has given me! I’m currently studying GCSE History and our controlled assessment task is about social attitudes on the home front. Your website was very beneficial when looking for information on the Women’s Land Army – I will be recommending it to my fellow students and teacher for them to use!


(Woman who grew up on a farm with Land Girls)

Loved the website, full of treasures, such a treat to find!

Bronwen Jones

WLA re-enactor

You’re doing a great job on the WLA website, I’m always telling people to look at it
as it’s a great source of information.

Elisabeth Sweeney

Daughter of Land Girl

I would like to send my grateful thanks for…setting up a central contact point online for the Women’s Land Army veterans and families of the same. I had been looking for ideas how to incorporate the land army for the end of the year birthday party via a general search on the Internet and came across the one which Cherish Watton is developing www.womenslandarmy.co.uk.  It was Cherish’s suggestion to go via the national archives which allowed me to find the microfiche record of my mother’s registration to the land army back in 1941 and I was able to present this to my mum on her birthday. Cherish also suggested sharing the themed 90th birthday photos for others to enjoy and has  been very efficient in uploading these.

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Betty and her fellow students at Seale-Hayne Agricultural College in Newton Abbott, Devon Source: Helen Van Dongen
Betty and her fellow students at Seale-Hayne Agricultural College in Newton Abbott, Devon Source: Helen Van Dongen