Reference MAF 59/72
Title Women's Land Army. Minutes of Committees. Lancashire County Committee
Government Department Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries
Themes Rationing and Supply, Domestic Life
Subthemes Agriculture and food supply, Labour supply and relations, Publicity campaigns and initiatives
Document Types Meeting Minutes
Civil Defence Regions Region 10: North Western (Manchester HQ)
Locations Hutton, Lancashire, Langho, Preston, Ulverston
Organisations National Farmers' Union, War Agricultural Executive Committees, Women's Land Army


A file of documents relating to the meetings of the Lancashire Women's Land Army (W.L.A.) County Committee between 1939 and 1950. Subjects discussed in the file include the administration of the committee, including staff appointments and resignations; the recruitment process for volunteer girls; the promotion of the W.L.A. through publicity campaigns, including propaganda at an agricultural show, magazines, and rallies; the training of volunteers, including classes and proficiency tests in milking and tractor-driving; training centre inspections; the provision of petrol allowances; and the dismissal of volunteers. Other subjects covered include welfare provisions for volunteers, including hostel accommodation, transportation, food rations, homecraft classes, and meal provision; entertainment provisions including clubs and parties; the working conditions of volunteers, including wages, seasonal work, and overtime; clothing provisions, including uniforms; the employment of inmates of Langho Asylum; the distribution of Good Service Badges; provisions for private garden work; and reports on W.L.A. conferences.


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