Reference MAF 59/56
Title Women's Land Army. Minutes of Committees. Hampshire County Committee
Government Department Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries
Themes Rationing and Supply, Information Services and Propaganda, Domestic Life
Subthemes Agriculture and food supply, Labour supply and relations, Publicity campaigns and initiatives
Document Types Meeting Minutes
Civil Defence Regions Region 6: Southern (Reading HQ)
Locations Alresford, Alton, Balcombe, Basingstoke, Bournemouth, Christchurch, Dorset, Fareham, Hampshire, Havant, Kingsclere, New Forest, Southampton, Whitchurch, Winchester
Organisations British Broadcasting Corporation, National Farmers' Union, Red Cross, War Agricultural Executive Committees, Women's Land Army, Women's Voluntary Service


A file of documents relating to the meetings of the Hampshire Women's Land Army (W.L.A.) County Committee between 1939 and 1942. Subjects covered include the administration of the committee, including its financial arrangements; the promotion of the W.L.A. through publicity campaigns, including rallies, advertising, publications, and a B.B.C. talk; the vocational training of volunteer girls, including instruction for milking; the working conditions of volunteers, including insurance, wages, paid holidays, part-time employment, and the age limit; and hostel accommodation for volunteers. Other subjects discussed include welfare provisions for volunteers, including transportation, library books, rations, and sanitary facilities; the recruitment process for volunteers and hostel staff, including interviews and medical checks; clothing provisions for volunteers, including windcheaters, socks, and tin hats; the provision of petrol coupons; parties for Good Service Badge holders; and the situation of volunteers on a strawberry camp, in a nursery, and in the New Forest.


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