Reference MAF 59/136
Title Women's Land Army. Minutes of Committees. South Wales Area. Monmouth 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 Canada, Monmouth, Monmouthshire
Organisations Council for the Encouragement of Music and the Arts, War Agricultural Executive Committees, Women's Land Army


A file of documents relating to the meetings of the Monmouthshire Women's Land Army (W.L.A.) County Committee between June 1939 and August 1948. Subjects covered in the file include the administration of the committee and the provision of office accommodation; the recruitment process for volunteer girls; the promotion of the W.L.A. through publicity campaigns to recruit volunteers, including films, posters, recruitment shows, and rallies; the training of volunteers, including instruction for tractor driving, milking, and gardening; and the labour position of volunteers, including employment, dismissals, and resignations. Other subjects discussed include the working conditions and wages of volunteers; hospital treatment for sick and injured volunteers; clothing and uniform provisions; the provision of petrol coupons; rewards for good service; the provision of hostel accommodation for volunteers; entertainment and welfare provisions for volunteers, including a Benevolent Fund, homecraft activities, and bicycles; visits by distinguished guests; and the plans for the post-war demobilisation of volunteers.


accommodation, administration, agricultural equipment, agricultural production, agriculture, air-raid precautions, allowances, bedding, bicycles, billeting, buses, Christmas, clothing, colleges, committee members, communications, conferences, coupons, culture, dairy, demobilisation, disease, drunkenness, education, employment, entertainment, farmers, female labour, film, finance, food preparation, food supplies, forests, fuel, gardens, government committees, grants, harvests, healthcare, heating, holidays, hospitals, hostels, housing, imports, industrial accidents, industry, infrastructure, insurance, interviews, labour shortages, labour supply, land usage, livestock, local authorities, milk, motor vehicles, music, office workers, overseas trade, petrol, postal communications, posters, post-war planning, poultry, prisoners of war, propaganda, public demonstrations, public health, public morale, public transport, publicity, publishing, rationing, recreation, recruitment, requisitioning, resignations, royalty, rural areas, salvage, schools, standard of living, statistics, students, surveys, theatre, tractors, transportation, unemployment, uniforms, vegetables, vocational training, voluntary organisations, volunteers, wages, water supply, weather, welfare, working conditions, youths

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