Tagged: Kent

Doris Bradley (née Moore)

WW2 Land Girl: Doris Bradley (née Moore)

General Information First Name(s): Doris Unmarried Surname:  Moore Married Surname: Bradley Date of Birth: 1.5.1924 Place of Birth: Faversham, Kent Date Joined WLA: 4.5.1942 Date Left WLA:  1.1.1946 WLA number: 75760 Previous occupation: Printer Reasons for joining:...

WW2 Land Girl: Katharine Ann Furley

General Information First Name(s): Katharine Ann (Always known as Ann) Unmarried Surname: Furley Date of Birth:  27/8/1923 Place of Birth:  Paddington, North London Date Joined WLA: 1941 Date Left WLA: 1947 WLA Number: 127384 Previous...

Plenty of Steam Up

WW2 Photo: Land Girls threshing in Kent

Source: Catherine Procter Collection ‘These English Land Army Girls are running and old fashioned steam engine for the threshing on a farm in Kent. There are more than 25,000 girls in Britain’s Land Army...

Land Girls At Pluckley

Land Girls at Pluckley

Andrew J Sleep was awarded an MBE for his services at Pluckley Flax Mill in August 1944. Caroline Millan, Andrew’s granddaughter, has been in touch and shared some photos from her family’s collection. These...

Land Girls who worked at The Knowles, Kent

WW2 Poem: ‘Today, I gather from the orchard grass’

Today, I gather from the orchard grassApples and Shrapnel – windfalls shaken downWhen angry gusts tempestuously pass. Tonight, above the dark surrounding town,Shellbursts and stars will decorate the skywith dangerous beauty, devastations crown.A lunatic...