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Alec Bedser and Jack Ikin at Royal Doulton, Burslem

Alec Bedser and Jack Ikin on a promotional visit to the Royal Doulton Showrooms on Nile Street, Burslem. From left to right: Doug Henson (Staffordshire Cricket captain), Denis Roberts (Royal Doulton ...

Bagging potatoes, Manor Farm, Wall

Women's Land Army girls bagging potatoes from a clamp at W.W. and W.J. Ryman's farm, Manor Farm, Wall, near Lichfield. Allthough World War II ended in 1945, there was still a shortage of labour in agriculture ...

Bob Simpson at Royal Doulton, Burslem

Australian cricket captain Bob Simpson pictured on a visit to the Royal Doulton Showroom at Nile Street, Burslem. Robert Baddeley Simpson was born in 1936 in New South Wales, Australia. He played ...

Bottle feeding lambs, Dunston,

Carting mangolds, Freeford Manor, near Lichfield

Two Women's Land Army girls with a horse and cart loaded with mangolds. Photographed for the Women's Land Army Recruiting Services, at Major Dyott's farm at Freeford Manor, near Lichfield, Photographer: ...

Civil Defence. Circa 1942

During the Second World War women were called upon to take over duties that would otherwise been carried out by men. With men being drafted into the armed forces women found themselves in organisations ...

Colin Cowdrey at Royal Doulton, Burslem

Colin Cowdrey on a promotional visit to the Royal Doulton Showrooms on Nile Street, Burslem. From left to right: Denis Roberts (Royal Doulton), Colin Cowdrey, Frank Kerry (Advertising Director, Royal ...

Dairy workers, Home Farm, Hales

Three milkers at Home Farm, Hales standing in a doorway. John Goodwin, centre, 70 years old, had been at Hales for many years. Margaret Gray and Irene Taft are Women's Land Army girls. All three wear ...

Feeding calves, Freeford Manor, Lichfield

Two Women's Land Army girls feeding Hereford calves in a yard at Freeford Manor, near Lichfield, Staffordshire. Photographer: Gerald McCann of High Street, Uttoxeter.

Group of speakers at Rodbaston Farm Institute, Penkridge

A group of speakers at a County Poultry Conference held at Rodbaston farm Institute. Far right is Mr J.W. Rowland, head of Rodbaston's poultry department. Rodbaston College's origins lie in 1919 when ...

Harvesting wheat, Strongford Farm, Tittensor

Driving the Nuffield tractor is John Roberts, who was the Farm Manager at Strongford Farm at Tittensor. Operating the reaper binder is his son Brian, then aged about 10. They are pictured in fields ...

Heap family, Walled Garden, Shugborough

The Heap family with Women's Land Army girls at the Walled Garden, Shugborough. The Head Gardener's house is in the background. James A. Heap, tenant at the Walled Garden between 1939 and 1947, is standing ...

Land Army girls at Shugborough,

Land Army girls Muriel Jessop and Mrs Sillito at Shugborough Walled Garden during the Second World War. Muriel Jessop worked as a Land Girl at Shugborough from November 1939 to late 1944. The garden ...

Land Army Girls. Circa 1942

During WW II many women joined the armed forces in non-combatant roles, that is they did not see actual fighting. Some women went into the Royal Air Force or the Royal Navy. Some women chose to be ...

Loading mangolds, Freeford Manor, near Lichfield

Two Women's Land Army girls loading a horse-drawn cart with mangolds. Photographed for the Women's Land Army Recruiting Services, at Major Dyott's farm at Freeford Manor, near Lichfield, Photographer: ...

Pig demonstration, Rodbaston Farm Institute, Penkridge

Women's Land Army recruits attending a demonstration at the pig farm at Rodbaston, led by Mr Neal. Rodbaston College's origins lie in 1919 when the War Agricultural Committee opened an agricultural ...

Potato distribution, Drayton Manor, Drayton Bassett

Women's Land Army girls queuing to collect seed potatoes in field. Photographed for Women's Land Army Recruiting Services at a land farmed by Mr Copes of Shenstone. Photographer: Gerald McCann, High ...

Potato planting, Dunston

Womens Land Army girls planting potatoes by hand near Dunston Hall.