Tagged: Bedfordshire

December: Land Girls celebrating Christmas!

December: Land Girls celebrating Christmas!

From left to right, top to bottom: The last but one Christmas party to be held at the WLA hostel, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, December 1948. The hostel closed in around September 1950. The two...

August Sports Collage

August: Sports

Land Girls on the beach ready for a swim. Source: Joan Birchall Photo Archive Sarah Johnson Duncan and friends in Cornwall ready for a kick about. Source: Julia Greenwood Inter-hostel sports competition, Bedfordshire, 6th...

July: Land Girls and Men in Uniform

July: Land Girls and Men in Uniform

From left to right, top to bottom: Hope House Land Girls with soldiers. Source: Joan Birchall archive British Land Girls with members of the Women’s Royal Air Force (WAAF) dancing with men of the...

June: Picnics and Fun!

June: Picnics and Fun!

From left to right, top to bottom: Land Girls at the beach. Source: Joan Birchall Photo Archive Wartime picnic, Grace Buckeridge, Ethel Sweenie, ‘Buddy’, Mary Warner and fiancé (?) Scales. Source: Stuart Antrobus Land Girls...

May: Performing!

May: Performing!

From left to right, top to bottom: Land Girls entertaining the troops at Thundersley Hostel, Essex. Source: Lorna Cosgrove A get together after a day’s training. Versatile Iris Joyce types, farms and also plays....

March: Land Girls and Lumber Jills on bikes

March: Land Girls and Lumber Jills on bikes

Bicycles, which were often used as transport from the girls’ accommodation to the farms were vital, once they got to know their way around the country lanes. Having your own (or a WLA bicycle)...