The Women’s Land Army (WLA) was originally formed during World War I and was re-established shortly before the outbreak of WWII to provide extra agricultural labour whilst the men were serving away at war.
By 1943 there were 80,000 women working for the WLA, nicknamed the ‘Land Girls’. One of these was Jean Ceiriog Jones, who was posted to a farm near Langley, Bucks (now part of Berkshire).
Watch this video to hear Jean’s recollections of her time in the WLA and of her life during and after WWII.
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