Angels in the Fields:  About Our Sub-Group

Since Northern Forties was established, we have encouraged members to use our hobby to educate and inspire.  War is usually remembered for its heroes.  But heroines were there too, all doing their bit for the war effort either as Special Operations Executive spies working undercover in occupied Europe, working in ammunitions factories under extremely dangerous conditions, helping to keep the nation fed by working in the canteens and kitchens.....or in the fields to plant out, nurture, and bring in the harvest. 

The Women's Land Army played a vital role in World War II.  With attacks on shipping convoys by German submarines, food supplies to the country were under threat and the nation faced possible starvation,

There are still former members of the Womens Land Army around today - extraordinary women now in their 80s and 90s.  But they all seem to have a twinkle in their eyes, a sense of comraderie that has never gone away, and lasting memories of a time which - despite the harshness and tragedies of wartime - they seem to remember with fondness.

We have met many of these ladies at our events, and want to show today's society what an important role they played during World War II.

Our members have put together a collection of Women's Land Army memorabilia which we sometimes display at our events.

If you would like to join us, please send an email to markanthonycraig@ntlworld.com with "Angels in the Fields" as the subject heading, along with your contact phone number.  Your details will be passed to Carol Davis who will contact you.

 

Read more about Carol Davis and her collection