Nov 062018
 
God Speed the Plough and the Woman Who Drives It. Land Girl, full-length figure, in uniform and hat, guiding a horse-drawn plough to right. Source: Art.IWM PST 5996, 1917

God Speed the Plough and the Woman Who Drives It. Land Girl, full-length figure, in uniform and hat, guiding a horse-drawn plough to right.
Source: Art.IWM PST 5996, 1917

The ‘Norfolk in the First World War – Somme to Armistice’ exhibition runs at The Forum, Norwich, from Thursday 1 to Tuesday 13 November.  On Saturday 10th at 3.15 there is a talk about Women on the Land, entitled “The men must take the swords, and we must take the ploughs”, which will cover the many ways in which women proved their competence and commitment in working the land and feeding the nation during the war years and how they fared after Armistice when the men returned to ‘take the ploughs’ again.

For the full programme visit www.theforumnorwich.co.uk/w1.