Sybil Warne (née Cox)
First Name(s): Sybil
Unmarried Surname: Cox
Married Surname: Warne
Date of Birth: 29.11.1929, Bristol
Date joined WLA: 1944/45
Date left WLA: 1950
Reasons for joining: Did not like working indoors
Family’s reaction to joining: Happy to help with something I liked to do and achieve
Reactions of local people towards WLA: Very polite and respectful
Treatment by farmer or market gardeners: Very delightful and welcoming, made me feel right at home
Training: Attended Training Hostel at Shurdington, Gloucester
Employed by: Mr & Mrs Nance Kevill, Trewannion, Lesnewth Boscastle, Cornwall (1945-1950)
Type of work undertaken: Milking, egg cleaning, harvesting and looking after horses
Work liked most and least: Harvesting most and least was taking the big shire horses to be shoed.
How did work in the WLA effect their life? The surrounding area I was sent to was the best and never moved back from Cornwall. No worst times
Opportunities to meet other Land Girls: I did but cannot remember names
Farmhouse with one other Land Girl on occasions.
Life after the war
Married a local farmer’s son and set up working for a Duchy Farm when the WLA come to an end.
How did work in the WLA effect your life? A very stable and suitable life. Best years of my life apart from my 4 children and husband
Sybil with the help of her son Richard John Warne.