Land Army Women Working in the Fields

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Land Army Women Working in the Fields

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A photograph of Margaret and Jose farming for the Women’s Land Army during the late 1940s. Standing in a ploughed field the women carry a basket between them. This is one of many photographs owned by Pam Hewitt, a Londoner who came to West Berkshire to serve as a ‘Land Girl’ at Brimpton in 1947. She met and married William Dewe and stayed in the area after World War Two. Her daughter Heather attended Turnpike School when it first opened.

Period: 20th century

Place: Brimpton

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