Tagged: Buckinghamshire


WLA Hostels: Buckinghamshire

Following this month’s focus on the WLA in Buckinghamshire, WLA historian Stuart Antrobus, has kindly compiled a list of WLA hostels in the county. If you have any more information to add to the list, then please get in touch.

Bucks WLA Jessie McLaren Photographs

WW2 Land Girl: Jessie Rose Woolhead (née McLaren)

General Information First Name(s):  Jessie Rose Unmarried Surname: McLaren Married Surname: Woolhead Date of Birth: 9/12/1929 Place of Birth: London Date Joined WLA: 12/5/1947 Date Left WLA: 1/9/1949 Employment Worked for County War Agricultural Committee, from May...

Emma Chapman working reaper-binder at Walnut Farm, Newport Pagnell, August 1941

WW2 Land Girl: Emma Hayfield (née Chapman)

General Information First Name(s): Emma Unmarried Surname: Chapman Married Surname: Hayfield Date of Birth:  1/11/1920 Place of Birth: Long Marston, Tring, Hertfordshire Date Joined WLA: 15 August 1941 [?] Date left: 25 March 1946 Employment Worked for Horace Patterson, The...

Rose Dixon

WW2 Land Girl: Rose Violet Rogers (née Dixon)

General Information First Name(s):  Rose Violet Unmarried Surname: Dixon Married Surname: Rogers Date of Birth:  22/10/1922 Place of Birth: Bermondsey, London Date Joined WLA: 11/1941 Date Left WLA: 9/1945 Employment Worked at Home Farm, Steeple Claydon (private)& Buckingham Machinery Depot...

Chequers Land Girl during the Second World War

WW1 Photo: Land Girl at Chequers

A First World War Land Girl at work with a motor plough on Sir Arthur Lee’s estate, Chequers Court – the house of Prime Ministers. Source: Catherine Procter Collection

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.