Tagged: Kent

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...

Drumhead Service, Sunday 23 September, 3.00pm, Kent County Cricket Ground (Spitfire Ground), St Lawrence in Canterbury.

Drumhead Service, Sunday 23 September, 3.00pm, Kent County Cricket Ground (Spitfire Ground), St Lawrence in Canterbury.

The Office of Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Kent Drumhead Service, Sunday 23 September, 3.00pm, Kent County Cricket Ground (Spitfire Ground), St Lawrence in Canterbury. From 2014 to 2018, nations, communities and individuals of all...

May Activity of the Month: Cultivating Apples

May Activity of the Month: Cultivating Apples

From left to right, top to bottom: Land Girl, Miss Winnie Kent, pictured collecting apples. Source: IWM D 10761 Spraying apple orchards at Cockayne Hatley. Source: Stuart Antrobus Land owner Mr. Whitehead shows a...

Miss M.L.McClary WLA Card

Miss M.L.McClary WLA Card

The Rev’d Martin Flowerdew I recently found the membership card for Miss M.L.McClary No. 38292 in a secondhand book I purchased. It would be good to reunite it with her [outside chance I admit]...