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March 31, 2012 / stephaniepomfrett

A serious landgirl

This week’s Sepia Saturday theme is ‘Work’, so I chose this lovely landgirl to illustrate this. There is another picture of landgirls here, if you’re interested.



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  1. sheilaspostcards / Mar 31 2012 4:05 pm

    The land girls did do great work. Obviously this one took it very seriously.

  2. Wendy / Mar 31 2012 7:06 pm

    Thank-you Wikipedia — I wasn’t sure what a Landgirl was, but I get it now. Now that was indeed an important job.

  3. beeskneesdaily / Apr 1 2012 4:24 am

    Thanks for introducing me to a new term. I’ve never heard of land girls before, but they certainly had a crucial job during the war. Wikipedia states near the end of 1917, there were between 250,000 & 260,000 women working as farm laborers in Britain. Britain wanted the women to get involved to help the war effort and this started the Women’s Land Army. Many farmers were against it and agricultural organizers had to encourage them to accept women working on the farms.

  4. Alan Burnett / Apr 1 2012 7:13 am

    A serious face indeed, but somehow a familiar face in a way. I feel as though I know her.

  5. Bob Scotney / Apr 1 2012 8:10 am

    Landgirls did an essential job during the war. That belt looks as though it would be uncomfortable if she was involved in job requiring bending.

  6. Little Nell / Apr 1 2012 10:41 am

    One of my Mum’s friends was a land girl. It was hard work but she had some very funny stories to tell.

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