Being born and raised on the farm, becoming a Land Girl seemed only right, but she was thankful that she didn’t have to relocate miles from home, like many Land Girls had to do.
Working in the Land Army gave
Nan a life long love of the countryside and as children, she taught us a lot about the world around us. It was in recognition of my Nan’s life during WW2 that my Mum chose to re-enact WLA at 1940’s events. Nan was proud of her contribution to the war effort, and it was in memory of her and all the other land girls that Mum donned her dungarees and set out to find out as much as she could about the WLA, in order to portray their role as accurately and respectfully as possible.
Goodness knows what my
Nan would have said if she could have seen us now!
Nan, the Land Girl.
|The first photograph we have, aged 2.|
|The hot house seems to have been a favourite photo spot :o)|
|Confirmation day :o)|
|The hot house again :o) Nan with her father and brother, home on leave from the Navy.|
|In uniform :o)|
|Post war, with some of the other Land |Girls.|
|My favourite photograph of my Nan, 1949.|
|A day on the beach with my Mum, c1954 - love the dress!!|
|My Nan, 1922-2008|