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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 to receive applications from women who are willing to enlist to work on farms. Forms for the purpose may be obtained at every post office. The women, if deemed physically fit, will receive training at a convenient centre. Particulars of terms and conditions of employment can be obtained from the Post Office or Labour Exchange.


Women's Land Army Photo, near Machynlleth, c.1917

Women’s Land Army Photo, near Machynlleth, c.1917

6 Jul 1917

Miss Gladys Morgan, Ffridd Mills, is the first in Machynlleth district to obtain the armlet for work done on the land. Miss Morgan well deserves the honour. During the last few months she has done hard work, not only ploughing and sowing, but also reaping and grinding corn.

12 Jul 1918

One of the women foresters working at Pennal met with a nasty accident by falling while riding on horseback. She was taken to Londonderry Hospital and attended by the Matron and Dr. W. R. Williams.

19 Jul 1918

Presentation at Pennal. V.C. HERO’S HOME-COMING. CAPTAIN LASCELLES, V.C., M.C. A well-attended concert was given at Pennal Schoolroom on Wednesday evening of last week to present Captain Arthur M. Lascelles, V.C., M.C., Penmaen Dovey, with a token of respect and admiration for the brave deed which won him the V.C. ……A squad of land girls gave Captain Lascelles the salute as he left the building.

20 Sep 1918

Land girls athletic sports were held on Saturday in Plas Grounds (by kind permission of Lord Herbert Vane Tempest). Though the weather was wet, there was a good attendance and an enjoyable afternoon was spent. The Brass Band, conducted by Mr. E. Meredith Jones, played selections which were much appreciated. Pennal land girls gave an enjoyable entertainment on Monday evening at the Vane Hall. The programme consisted of songs and recitations by land girls and solos by a wounded soldier. The chair was taken by Mr Howard Jones, architect, Ynyslas. Mrs. Jones-Evans acted as accompanist. The proceeds went to the forming of a forming of a Y.W.C.A. Club for war workers.

27 Sep 1918

Gifts received at Auxiliary Red Cross Hospital, Machynlleth, from September 16th to September 21st included… … tickets for land girls’ concert, per Miss Bromley. 

Courtesy of Dick Williams.