WW2 Land Girl: Annie Glover (née Sawyer)

General Information

Annie Glover (née Sawyer)
Annie Glover (née Sawyer)

First Name(s): Annie Charlotte Catherine

Unmarried Surname: Sawyer

Married Surname: Glover

Date of Birth:  9th March 1928

Place of Birth:  62 Tucker Street, Canning Town, London

Date Joined WLA: 17th July 1946

Date Left WLA: 23rd December 1948

Reasons for joining: Friends were not old enough to join the Wrens so we all joined the Land Army instead.

Annie Sawyer WLA Certificate
Annie Sawyer WLA Certificate

Employment

Annie Glover (née Sawyer)
Annie Glover (née Sawyer)

Pre-work training: No pre-work training but after training I had on the work training.

Employed by: County War Agricultural Committee, 1946-1948 in Essex and Herts, Mr Dydall (Farmer)

Farm Name: Vine Farm

Type of work undertaken: Planting and helping out with the harvest. During my time in the Land Army I sometimes worked with German POWs.

Work liked most and least: Liked helping out with the harvest.

Best memories of time: Working with my mates. Enjoyed my time in the Land Army with my friends.

On farm with Mr Dydall and friends
On farm with Mr Dydall and friends

Accommodation

Outside hostel Vine Farm 10th December 1947
Outside hostel Vine Farm 10th December 1947

Lived at Vine Farm with Wendy near Royston, Herts. Shared accommodation with Kathy, Lottie, and Kitty.

Further information

Reactions of local people towards WLA / WTC: We did not mix with area residents.

Treatment by farmers or market gardeners: We only saw our foreman.

Reasons for leaving: End of our work on The Levels.

Life after the war

Worked in the Tate and Lyle sugar factory.

Contributor Information

Name: Annie Glover

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