Click here to read an article published by the Leicester Mercury on Noreen (Renie) Copson, née Smith, of Anstey, who was a young land girl in Leicestershire.
If you are interested in researching the Women’s Land Army in Leicestershire, the following links to books and websites might be of interest to you.
- Bless ‘Em All: Life in the Women’s Land Army at Lubenham, Leicestershire (Book)
- The Wartime Memories Project: People submit their relatives and families’ stories during WW1 and WW2 to this website. If you search for ‘Leicestershire’ on the page (Ctrl+F), there is one entry from a Susanne Lyndon whose mother served during WW2 in that area.
WW2 People’s War Website: The main Leicestershire and Rutland section can be accessed here. You can then search for ‘Land Army’ (Ctrl + F) in order to highlight the WLA specific entries concerning the following people:-
- Article on Leicester city’s thanks to land army girls: In December 2007, it was announced that women would receive a Veterans Badge for their work in the Women’s Land Army or Timber Corps. Different counties held different events to present the women with their badges, hence there may be some names in the article you could follow-up on and see if they would be willing to help you.
- Forgotten Front: Women’s Land Army in Leicestershire (1939 – 1945): This was an exhibition which took place from the 10- 24th Mar 2012.