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The Women's Land Army during the First World War

Venue: Stony Stratford, MK
Date: 21 Oct 2018
Times: 2 - 3 pm

The Women's Land Army during the First World War

An illustrated talk by Helen Frost
Sunday, 21st October 2018, from 2.00pm to 3.30pm.
York House Centre, London Road, Stony Stratford, MK11 1JQ

Tickets £4.00 from York House or on-line at https://www.wegottickets.com/event/443386

Hear about the quite incredible contribution made by this oft-forgotten, overlooked 'Army' of women who, during The Great War years were recruited mainly from towns and cities to work on the land; often for the first time in large numbers.
The years 1914-1918/19 gave women from ALL classes in all counties and regions of Britain opportunities that were simply unthinkable of before The Great War.

Officially formed in February 1917, the women that eventually went on to join the Women's Land Army during The First World War enabled vital food production to continue on The Home Front. Their efforts attempted to part-fill the enormous void left by men who had gone to serve overseas; men who had previously worked in farming and agriculture.

In addition to the illustrated talk, Helen is bringing along contemporary photographs and documents.

Helen Frost is a Lecturer/Tutor in Literacy and Additional Support and her passion is the legacy of The Great War and the need for continued Remembrance.  For several years she has researched in depth, the often forgotten, largely overlooked and unknown Women's Land Army of The First World War.

For more information visit www.york-house.org.uk. York House Centre has car parking, wheelchair access, and a disabled access toilet.

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