by Stuart Antrobus
During the Second World War Britain knew it would have a hard job to feed the nation. Young women, mainly from towns and cities, were recruited to work on farms and market gardens to replace men who went to fight. The Women's Land Army was set up to make this happen.
By clicking on the links below you can find out more about the part Land Girls played in helping to win "the war in the fields".
Women's Land Army - Award Winning Web Site!
The Women's Land Army web pages have been awarded a national local history publishing award from the Library Services Trust, 'The Alan Ball' award for local studies publishing.
The judges said the archive was "well structured, easily navigable and a good example of a library working with a local historian to provide newly researched historical information within an existing website".