Post WW2 Photo: Land Girls planning to combat infestation of Colorado beetles
Land Girls planning how to combat infestation of crops by Colorado beetles in Bedfordshire, 1948. The majority of women who had undertaken agricultural national service on Britain’s farms during the war were demobilised at the end of the conflict in 1945 but many continued to be paid volunteers on farms because of the continued need for their labour until the scheme ended on 30 November 1950.
Source: Stuart Antrobus. Courtesy of Bedfordshire Times, England.