000134

Reference MAF 59/134
Title Women's Land Army. Minutes of Committees. South Wales Area. Glamorgan 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, Health and welfare
Document Types Meeting Minutes
Civil Defence Regions Region 8: Wales (Cardiff HQ)
Locations Glamorgan, United States of America
Organisations War Agricultural Executive Committees, Women's Land Army

Description

A file of documents relating to the meetings of the Glamorgan Women's Land Army County Committee between July 1942 and May 1948. Subjects discussed in the file include the administration of the committee; the recruitment process for volunteer girls, including interviews and the processing of medical certificates; the working conditions of volunteers, including paid holidays, wages, sick leave, and health insurance; the provision of accommodation for volunteers, including hostels and rest-break houses; and rewards for good and long-term service by volunteers, including badges and parties. Other subjects covered include the promotion of the W.L.A. through publicity campaigns to recruit volunteers, including a magazine and parades; welfare and recreation provisions for volunteers, including libraries, clubs, films, cosmetics, handicraft exhibitions, health talks, and Christmas arrangements; clothing provisions for volunteers, including uniforms and scarves; and the post-war plans for volunteers, including celebrations, demobilisation, and provisions for unmarried mothers.

Keywords

accommodation, administration, agricultural production, agriculture, allowances, bedding, bicycles, billeting, bread, childcare, Christmas, clothing, committee members, communications, conferences, coupons, dairy, demobilisation, disability, disease, doctors, Easter, education, Elizabeth II, employment, entertainment, family, female labour, film, finance, food supplies, forests, fuel, gardens, government committees, grants, healthcare, holidays, hospitals, hostels, housing, imports, insurance, interviews, labour shortages, labour supply, land usage, leather, libraries, local authorities, maps, marriage, milk, mothers, motor vehicles, national health insurance, nurses, overseas trade, parents, periodicals, petrol, posters, post-war planning, prisoners of war, public demonstrations, public health, public morale, publicity, publishing, rationing, recreation, recruitment, resignations, royalty, rural areas, sanitation, schools, statistics, textiles, timber, transportation, unemployment, vocational training, voluntary organisations, volunteers, wages, welfare, working conditions, youths

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