THE Yorkshire Museum of Farming will host a talk about working on a farm during World War II from ex-members of the Women’s Land Army contacted for the project ‘Feeding the Nation: A Celebration of the Women’s Land Army’.
These insights and others will be discussed at the inaugural talk in the series “Women in the Countryside”.
This series will look at living and working in the countryside: from farming; the Land Army; knitting and cooking and modern day methods are just some of the themes for upcoming talks.
The first talk is by Dr. Karen Sayer, Professor of Social and Cultural History at Leeds Trinity University. She’s an advisor to the BBC series “War time Farm” and is also a renowned expert in farming and agriculture through the ages.
The event will take place on Wednesday 5 December 1.30 – 3.30pm, £3.00 per ticket including a 1940’s inspired afternoon tea.
Karen Sayer will be talking about “A Woman’s Work is Never Done…” working on a farm during the war.
“Rural women contributed to the war effort beyond agricultural and domestic work, including looking after evacuees and volunteering for the Women’s Voluntary Service”.
This should be a fascinating look at “behind the scenes” in war time rural England. With time for questions and possibly meeting ex-members of the Women’s Land Army as well as World War II delicacies that may include Mock Goose and Buttered Dandelion leaves!
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