Tagged: Bedfordshire

the dining room in use at Milton Ernest hutment hostel, Bedfordshire

Running the WLA: YWCA Hostels

While there is a lot of information on hostels run by the WLA, there is much less on hostels run by the YWCA. As one of the purposes of this monthly series is to highlight previously-neglected aspects of the running of the WLA, the YWCA’s involvement seems appropriate to explore.

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...

Picnics and Fun Collage

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...

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....