September Snapshot in 5: Nottinghamshire
This September ‘Snapshot in 5 post’ features the work of the WLA in Nottinghamshire.
1. A page from a WLA photograph album on the work of Land Girls in Retford.
Source: Catherine Procter WLA Collection
2. A newspaper article on Notts county organiser Marjorie Haigh celebrating her work.
3. Land Girl Winifred Priestley in her WLA uniform, ready to chop trees in Nottinghamshire forests.
4. The WLA reunion badge collection, collected by Land Girl veteran Joan Alice Boffin (née Stokes)
Source: Joan Alice Boffin (née Stokes) collection
5. Doris Una Ball (née Palmer) reflecting on her time working on a farm in Nottinghamshire.
Source: BBC People’s War
Further information on the WLA in Nottinghamshire
Land Girls employed in Nottinghamshire from April 1940 to 1947, calculated from the returns published in The Land Girl magazine.
In April 1940, Nottinghamshire employed 52 Land Girls. By October 1943, 1405 Land Girls worked in the county.
Chairman: The Lady Sibell Argles, White Lodge, Thoresby Park, Ollerton, Notts
Secretary: Miss N.Moore, The Women’s Land Army Office, The Kennels, Thoresby Park, Ollerton, Notts.
Beetroot For Breakfast: Tales from the Land Girls of Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire, John Ward.
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