WW2 Photo: They learn to be Lumber Jills, c.1940s
“At the Women’s Land Army Training Camp, Culford, Suffolk, run by Ministry of Supply, from 100 to 150 girls at a time take a month’s course in forestry. On its completion they are sent to camps and mills throughout the country. Either transferred from other branches of the W.L.A or directed straight from labour exchanges, they must be fit and strong, over 17, under 40. Work is hard and exacting, but the open air life in the country-side make forestry pupils some of the happiest war workers.
From left to right: Daphne Bland (21), Ethel Eveleigh (17), Rose Bristow (19), Joan Ball (17) and Ellen Betts (17) settle down to their evening meal at 5:45pm.”
British Official Photograph, distributed by the Ministry of Information.
Source: Catherine Procter Collection