Tagged: Devon

Land girls staying at St Elmo's WLA Rest House, Torquay, go swimming during their paid holiday. Photo courtesy of the Imperial War Museum.

Running the WLA: Rest Break Houses

In June 1944, the WLA in England and Wales set up two Rest Break Houses. Selected Land Girls enjoyed recuperation through paid holidays at a seaside resort after either long service or illness brought...

WW2 Photos: Betty Bond (nee Hewitt)

WW2 Photos: Betty Bond (nee Hewitt)

My mother was called Betty (nee) Hewitt and she was stationed for most of her service in Herefordshire.  Helen Van Dongen Helen has kindly donated her mother’s copies of ‘The Land Girl’ magazine (from...