Tagged: Devon

Women’s Forestry Corps, North Devon, WW1

Women’s Forestry Corps, North Devon, WW1

Devon was one of the first counties in England to form a Women’s Land Army and Miss Calmady-Hamlyn, from an old Devon family who owned an estate on the edge of Dartmoor, was appointed...

November: Land Girls and Lumber Jills Reading

November: Land Girls and Lumber Jills Reading

Some Land Girls and Lumber Jill’s spent some of their free time reading, whether it be books, or the latest edition of The Land Girl magazine. Here, the collage shows how women could read...

WW1 Article: Sowing The Seeds of Patriotism? The Women’s Land Army in Devon 1916-1918

WW1 Article: Sowing The Seeds of Patriotism? The Women’s Land Army in Devon 1916-1918

Article originally published in The Local Historian, Volume 41, Number 1 – February 2011 Please see below the abstract published on the British Association for Local History’s website:- Bonnie White, ‘Sowing the seeds of...

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...