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World War One Land Girls at gate. Source: IWM Q30678

By January 1915 over British men who worked on the land had gone to war. As a result, farmers were finding it hard to carry out their seasonal work and not enough food was being produced.

Inspection by the Queen.

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The Queen inspecting members of the WLA at a farewell Parade at Buckingham Palace.

Working girls

By kind permission of The Express and Star - Land Army girls picking peas at a farm near Wolverhampton in July 1947

Land Girls at Work in September 1944 . Here , twin sisters Joyce and Olive Allen , members of the Womens Land Army , are working at the Richardson Evans memorial ground in Kingston growing vegetables .

Land Girls at Work in September 1944 . Here , twin sisters Joyce and Olive Allen , members of the Womens Land Army , are working at the Richardson Evans memorial ground in Kingston growing vegetables .

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Land Girls took over the farms and kept them going while the farming men went off to fight in WWII

Three land girls in uniform at The Grange, Gunthorpe, Peterborough c1917

Three land girls in uniform at The Grange, Gunthorpe, Peterborough

Three members of the Women's Land Army do the 'Silo-Step' as part of their training at the Northampton Institute of Agriculture. The silo is filled with layers of hay and molasses and then the Land Girls stamp around on it until it is reduced to one compact mass. The photograph is taken from inside the silo.

Three members of the Womens Land Army do the Silo-Step as part of their training…

The Women’s Land Army (WLA) was a British civilian organisation created during the First and Second World Wars to work in agriculture replacing men called up to the military. Women who worked for the WLA were commonly known as Land Girls. The name...

The Women’s Land Army (WLA) was a British civilian organisation created during the First and Second World Wars to work in agriculture replacing men called up to the military. Women who worked for the WLA were commonly known as Land Girls.

These old photos are from the 1930's and 1950's and show women being trained in gardening skills with the WFGA at the training garden which used to be at Swanley College.

These old photos are from the and and show women being trained in gardening skills with the WFGA at the training garden which used to be at Swanley College.

British WLA breeches (un-named)

A group of Land Army girls pose for a photograph to display their uniforms

Farmers have established kitchens on their farms in which food can be cooked on the spot for the workers. Pictured here are workers of the Womens Land Army (Land Girls) with a Spaniel dog during a lunch-time break on a farm in Sevenoaks, Kent.

LAND GIRLS: Workers of the Women's Land Army (Land Girls) with a spaniel during a lunch break on a farm in Sevenoaks, Kent - 1942

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