Attention: You are using an outdated browser, device or you do not have the latest version of JavaScript downloaded and so this website may not work as expected. Please download the latest software or switch device to avoid further issues.

News > Items from The School Archive > Land Girl

Land Girl

A brief history about The Women's Land Army (WLA).

Our librarian came across this piece whilst looking for other Castilian material. Some of you may be able to relate, if so, get in touch so we can hear about your stories!
 
The Goddard Association of Europe
NEWSLETTER
No. 48 - OCTOBER 1998

         
                                                                                                                                                     

Monica Goddard attended Orme Girls School from 1935-1939 (see below). As mentioned in the extract above, Monica was an Art student; she was notably awarded for her design of a WLA poster, below is an extract from the 1946 School Magazine referencing her poster.

Monica Hope Goddard: 
Entered OGS: Sept 17th 1935. Form LIIIa.   Left Dec 20th 1939. Form UVIb.


School Magazine 1946 
 
Reference in "News of Old Girls" section: "Monica Goddard has designed the poster (see below) now being exhibited throughout the country for the Women's Land Army. Her design was awarded first prize at a handicraft exhibition promoted by Norfolk County Committee of the WLA. Monica is remaining at least another year in the WLA before resuming her Art career at South Kensington."
                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                                                                                             

As you may know, the WLA made a noteworthy commitment to boosting Britain's food generation amid the Second World War. Prior to the Second World War, Britain had imported much of its food. At the point when war broke out, it was important to grow more food at home and increase the measure of land in development.

The WLA had initially been set up in 1917 with many male agricultural workers joining the armed forces, women were needed to provide a new rural workforce. Women were at first requested to volunteer to serve in the Land Army and from December 1941, could likewise be recruited into land work.

Land girls completed a wide assortment of employments on the land. They worked in all climates and conditions and could be coordinated to work anyplace in the nation. By autumn time 1941, in excess of 20,000 ladies had volunteered to serve in the WLA.
 

Similar stories

Victoria Site Watercolour from 1907

The Powell Building

A brief history of the Powell Building, also known as the Victoria Site. More...

School Buildings Over Time: The Lower Close

How The Lower Close has evolved over the years. More...

OGS Luncheon
Record turnout at the Annual Old Girls Luncheon - October 2018

The Old Girls Society hosts it's annual Luncheon and welcomes our new Headmaster, Michael Getty More...

Did you leave in 2013? It's your Turn!

Spread the word and get together with your old friends and classmates for a fun-filled, relaxing evening. Get ready to c… More...

The Firefly November 1946
The Fire-Fly

A brief history of The Firefly Magazine. More...

Most read

The Old Newcastilians Club Annual Dinner

The President Elect, Nigel Johnson (1954-61) hopes that he will have the pleasure of welcoming ONs to the Annual Dinner. More...

Old Boys Cross Country
Old Boys Cross Country

The annual cross country race consisting of: the Trafford Cup (race winner), the Eyles Shield (most improved runner), and the Hartshorn Merit Cup (mos… More...

This website is powered by
ToucanTech