Evelyn Dunbar Threshing and Baling, Monmouthshire 1943  National Museum of Wales, Cardiff   There's an east wind blowing; the right-hand barn door is jammed open with a plank to prevent the wind catching it.  The noise must be indescribable, the chaff and dust everywhere ... and  Land Girls inside, stripped of their heavy coats, must be as grateful for a through-draught as those outside are grumbling about the sharp edge of the wind.   Text © Christopher Campbell-Howes 2012. All rights…

Evelyn Dunbar Threshing and Baling, Monmouthshire 1943 National Museum of Wales, Cardiff There's an east wind blowing; the right-hand barn door is jammed open with a plank to prevent the wind catching it. The noise must be indescribable, the chaff and dust everywhere ... and Land Girls inside, stripped of their heavy coats, must be as grateful for a through-draught as those outside are grumbling about the sharp edge of the wind. Text © Christopher Campbell-Howes 2012. All rights…

3) E Dunbar   Illustration from A Book of Farmcraft 1942     The setting for both was Sparsholt Farm Institute in Hampshire where many WLA recruits received their initial training. A.. senior instructor at Sparsholt, Michael Greenhill, was so impressed during Evelyn's visits there by her draughtsmanship that he suggested they should collaborate on a primer of husbandry and basic agricultural practices: A Book of Farmcraft, published in 1942  Text © Christopher Campbell-Howes All rights…

3) E Dunbar Illustration from A Book of Farmcraft 1942 The setting for both was Sparsholt Farm Institute in Hampshire where many WLA recruits received their initial training. A.. senior instructor at Sparsholt, Michael Greenhill, was so impressed during Evelyn's visits there by her draughtsmanship that he suggested they should collaborate on a primer of husbandry and basic agricultural practices: A Book of Farmcraft, published in 1942 Text © Christopher Campbell-Howes All rights…

Evelyn Dunbar: Convalescent Nurses Making Camouflage Nets (1941) Overworked civilian nurses at the time of Dunkirk and during the blitz which followed very often needed rest and recuperation. Nursing organisations, the Red Cross, St John Ambulance and some of the religious nursing orders, maintained convalescent homes for nurses who had been unable to withstand the demands put upon them.   Text © Christopher Campbell-Howes 2012. All rights reserved.

Evelyn Dunbar: Convalescent Nurses Making Camouflage Nets (1941) Overworked civilian nurses at the time of Dunkirk and during the blitz which followed very often needed rest and recuperation. Nursing organisations, the Red Cross, St John Ambulance and some of the religious nursing orders, maintained convalescent homes for nurses who had been unable to withstand the demands put upon them. Text © Christopher Campbell-Howes 2012. All rights reserved.

Evelyn Dunbar The Queue at the Fish Shop (detail)There won't be any ration books, with coupons to cut out, like there were at the grocer's and butcher's. Fish was never rationed during World War 2, hence the queue. (Text © Christopher Campbell-Howes 2012. All rights reserved.)

Evelyn Dunbar The Queue at the Fish Shop (detail)There won't be any ration books, with coupons to cut out, like there were at the grocer's and butcher's. Fish was never rationed during World War 2, hence the queue. (Text © Christopher Campbell-Howes 2012. All rights reserved.)

GREG IRVINE | Australian Painter & Sculptor

GREG IRVINE | Australian Painter & Sculptor

Allen Street, Kensington Artist: Martin Bloch Date: 1944 Material: Oil on canvas

Allen Street, Kensington Artist: Martin Bloch Date: 1944 Material: Oil on canvas

Artist Evelyn Dunbar - a photo from the website of the St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery, Lymington, Hants

Artist Evelyn Dunbar - a photo from the website of the St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery, Lymington, Hants

Work on a Weir Pump lithograph by Ethel Gabain 1941- 'She is only one of a multitude of efficient and conscientious women workers in engineering industries. Her particular task is to make an important component of the Weir pump, a piece of machinery with which all sailors will be familiar, for they depend upon this apparatus to keep the ship clear of bilge water.' (from portfolio notes)

Work on a Weir Pump lithograph by Ethel Gabain 1941- 'She is only one of a multitude of efficient and conscientious women workers in engineering industries. Her particular task is to make an important component of the Weir pump, a piece of machinery with which all sailors will be familiar, for they depend upon this apparatus to keep the ship clear of bilge water.' (from portfolio notes)

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