Tagged: Wales

Land girls staying at St Elmo's WLA Rest House, Torquay, go swimming during their paid holiday. Photo courtesy of the Imperial War Museum.

Running the WLA: Rest Break Houses

In June 1944, the WLA in England and Wales set up two Rest Break Houses. Selected Land Girls enjoyed recuperation through paid holidays at a seaside resort after either long service or illness brought...

Happy St Patrick’s Day!

Happy St Patrick’s Day!

Regrettably, we have no photo of members of the Women’s Land Army in Northern Ireland during the 1940s. Because of the reality that the farms in Northern Ireland already used female family members as...

WW2 Photos: Nancy Jones (nee Charles)

WW2 Photos: Nancy Jones (nee Charles)

My Nain [Welsh for Grandma] Nancy Charles (Jones when she married), was from the Caernarfon area of Wales and was in the Land Army during WW2. She didn’t like the hat so she steamed it...

WW2 Photos: Talgarth Land Girls

WW2 Photos: Talgarth Land Girls

My mother Kathleen Ashworth was stationed a long way from home as were a lot of the girls. My mother was from Manchester and being sent to Talgarth in Mid Wales was a considerable...

WW1 Newspaper reports on Women’s Land Army from Cambrian News

WW1 Newspaper reports on Women’s Land Army from Cambrian News

Cambrian News reports on the Women’s Land Army. (Newspapers held at the National Library of Wales) 27 Apr 1917 EDITORIAL NOTES. The Women’s Land Army Section of the National Service Campaign is still anxious...