Tagged: Essex

Annie Glover (née Sawyer)

WW2 Land Girl: Annie Glover (née Sawyer)

General Information First Name(s): Annie Charlotte Catherine Unmarried Surname: Sawyer Married Surname: Glover Date of Birth:  9th March 1928 Place of Birth:  62 Tucker Street, Canning Town, London Date Joined WLA: 17th July 1946 Date...

WW2 Land Girl: Joyce Lillian Corras (née Nelson)

WW2 Land Girl: Joyce Lillian Corras (née Nelson)

General Information First Name(s): Joyce Lillian Unmarried Surname: Nelson Married Surname:  Corras Date of Birth:  11/2/1926 Place of Birth:  London Date Joined WLA: 1943 Date Left WLA: 1945 Employment Joyce worked in Earls Cone, Essex...

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....

WW2 Photo: Land Girls entertaining the troops at Thundersley Hostel, Essex.

WW2 Photo: Land Girls entertaining the troops at Thundersley Hostel, Essex.

I have a photo of Land Army Girls including my aunt Lilian Taylor in 1943 doing a show for the troops who were going off to war the following day. My aunt is the...

Photos from launch of ‘Essex Land Girls’

Photos from launch of ‘Essex Land Girls’

Photos from the launch of ‘Voices From History: Essex Land Girls‘ by Dee Gordan at Park Inn Palace Hotel, Southend on Sea, 11th April 2015.

Book: Voices From History: Essex Land Girls by Dee Gordon

Book: Voices From History: Essex Land Girls by Dee Gordon

During the war, Essex became a likely place for ladies of the ‘Women’s Land Army’ to contribute to the war effort. Many came from Essex but women came from all over. Often women would...