WW2 Land Girl: Jessie Rose Woolhead (née McLaren)

General Information

First Name(s):  Jessie Rose

Unmarried Surname: McLaren

Married Surname: Woolhead

Date of Birth: 9/12/1929

Place of Birth: London

Date Joined WLA: 12/5/1947

Date Left WLA: 1/9/1949


Worked for County War Agricultural Committee, from May 1947 to September 1949 in Winslow & Wing in Buckinghamshire. Carried out hostel gang field work. Then served on in the Wing area but probably on Mentmore Estate. Jessie was resident in two hostels at various times, so had opportiunities for a strong social life with other Land Girls


Lived at Winslow (Winslow Manor, requisitioned house) briefly, then Wing (hutment hostel). During this time, worked with Jean Biggs nee Hill.

Life after the war

Stayed in the Linslade, Leighton Buzzard area.

Contributor Information

Name: Stuart Antrobus, WLA Historian

Bucks WLA Jessie McLaren Photographs

A4 sheet of six small photocopied prints, including one of Jessie McLaren driving a tractor pulling a cart, and the others showing her with other fellow land girls during work breaks in fields (one with small wartime vehicle

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