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WLA team from the Houghton Conquest Hostel trained to combat the Colorado Beetle (a widespread potato crop pest). Here they are seen marking large potato growing areas on a map so that when the crops are growing they can be inspected.

Members of the Women's Land Army with piglets, undated. Catalogue reference: MAF 59/3

Members of the Women's Land Army with piglets. Everyone looks cold and unhappy, esp. the piglets.

The Women's Land Army (WLA): A group of happy Land Army girls in the back of an OHMS truck, Devon, England.  WOMEN HOME FRONT 1939 - 1945 (D 21958)

Women On The Home Front 1939 1945 The Women's Land Army A group of happy Land Army girls in the back of an OHMS truck Devon England circa 1942

Land Army girls looking very smart in their new uniforms as they travel to their posting by train. WWII

7 Newly Enrolled Land Army girls Looking Very Smart in Their New Uniforms as They Travel to Their Posting by Train.

Talgarth-Land-Girls-taking-a-break-during-spud-picking.jpg (960×710)

Talgarth-Land-Girls-taking-a-break-during-spud-picking.jpg (960×710)

Land Girl Audrey Willis pumps rat poison into a hole in the ground with a gassing pump, supervised by an instructor and her Land Army colleagues, as part of her training on a farm in Sussex. 1942

Land Girl Audrey Willis pumps rat poison into a hole in the ground with a gassing pump, supervised by an instructor and her Land Army colleagues, as part of her training on a farm in Sussex, 1942 ~

~ Raleigh Vintage ~: 1940s Land Girls : The Uniform

A party of Land Girls wear their best uniform on a visit to Maidstone Zoo in The day out was organized by the local officer for girls working in the area.

At harvest time, Harlow Common (1943).  Follow link to read Mary's story.The land girls were formed in 1939 to do the jobs on farms for the men gone off to war. This is England .We had the same in the U.S.

Mary at harvest time, Harlow Common The land girls were formed in 1939 to do the jobs on farms for the men gone off to war.

Women's Land Army   My Mother, Miss Rita M Thompson Age 18, 1942;   Land Girl in greatcoat.

Women's Land Army My Mother, Miss Rita M Thompson Age Land Girl in greatcoat.

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