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The Land Girls Arrive in Style

 

In order to increase the amount of food grown in the UK during the war years whilst the soldiers were away the Women's Land Army was created. In effect the Land Army operated to place women with farms that needed workers, the farmers being their employers. The majority of the Land Girls already lived in the countryside but more than a third came from London and the industrial cities of the north of England. By the end of 1944 there were over 80,000 Land Girls as they were known, working in the farming industry. The organisation was officially disbanded in 1950.

 

A popular subject for re-enactment, you will find some Land Girls at most events, these are ariving on the back of a US truck at the War and Peace Show at the Hop Farm in Kent.

 

 

The Land Girls Arrive in Style

 

In order to increase the amount of food grown in the UK during the war years whilst the soldiers were away the Women's Land Army was created. In effect the Land Army operated to place women with farms that needed workers, the farmers being their employers. The majority of the Land Girls already lived in the countryside but more than a third came from London and the industrial cities of the north of England. By the end of 1944 there were over 80,000 Land Girls as they were known, working in the farming industry. The organisation was officially disbanded in 1950.

 

A popular subject for re-enactment, you will find some Land Girls at most events, these are ariving on the back of a US truck at the War and Peace Show at the Hop Farm in Kent.

 

 

comments (12)

Another great photo with a "time period feel"!! You do these so wonderfully!
Les Auld: Thanks for the compliment Elizabeth, appreciate it.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 10 Aug 2011, 06:36
A big DITTO to Elizabethe's comment, Les. This is fabulous. Look at all their smiles. This is a new one for me. It makes me wonder if we had something similar in America during the same time period? (And you know I LOVE the sky!)
Les Auld: Thanks for the comment Ginnie, they were enjoying themselves riding around the grounds. There was a Women's Land Army of America during WI and WWII, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woman%27s_Land_Army_of_America,
  • Chris
  • England
  • 10 Aug 2011, 06:59
Great stuff Les: my mother was one of these in WW2
Les Auld: And they did do good work Chris, thanks for the comment.
Hi Les, This is a fantastic picture. Congratulations.
Les Auld: Thanks you Frances, appreciate the comment.
Lovely shot Les, I wonder what the typical age range was, I've always thought younger women, but that's probably because it made more glamourous footage.
Les Auld: Thansk John, I suspect there were ladies of all ages involved.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 10 Aug 2011, 11:22
Wonderful portrait Les - really catches the eye.
Les Auld: Thanks for the comment Mike.
A great shot Les,you wouldn't think there was a war on!
Les Auld: Not from these ladies Frank, thanks for the comment.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 10 Aug 2011, 12:18
Great photo Les
Les Auld: Thanks Vintage smile
Great shot Les, they really look to be enjoying themselves.
Les Auld: They were indeed Brian, thanks for the comment.
  • Linda
  • United Kingdom
  • 10 Aug 2011, 12:52
I watched a really good film about the lives of three land army girls, fictional story but it gave you an insight in what they had to do. lovely image Les smile
Les Auld: I know the film you mention Linda, thanks for the comment.
My mother drove an ambulance during the war. She would have been good as a land girl though as she liked gardening
Les Auld: Driving an ambulance was just as important Bill, thanks for the comment.
I guess they are too young, really to have been Land Girls!
Les Auld: Certainly some of them Tom, thanks for the comment.

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