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land girl

n
(Agriculture) a girl or woman who does farm work, esp in wartime
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Former Land Girl Nancy Cooper, from Stratford, with a 1937 tractor used during the war at Long Marston airfield.
Series two picks up several months after the last series ended, with land girl Bea now a farmer's wife to Billy and mother to William, who is the result of a one-night stand with an American GI.
A LAND Girl has received recognition for her war efforts.
LAND GIRL AND FRIEND: Dorothy Reeves and her faithful friend Tiny take time out for the photographer during their milk round while Dorothy was a Land Girl in 1940-45 based at Town Farm, Loftus.
Glamorous: Summer Strallen plays land girl Nancy Morrell in the new BBC offering.
Quotes from LandGirls about their experiences formed part of the exhibition and members of Kirklees Museums and Galleries staff dressed up in Land Girl uniform at the event.
LAND Girl Evaline Bird always regretted losing touch with pal Vera Solomon at the end of the Second World War.
I used to be a Land Girl and not all the cows were gentle, hence their names like Lofty and blind Patsy (pat her in the wrong place and you would end up under the cow opposite with milk everywhere).
Land girl uniforms consisted of shoes, sandy brown corduroy calf-length breeches, a long leather belt with brass buckle, beige cotton rib line shirt and hat and badge, though these were rarely worn on the farm.
The dance will be held at the Coventry Colliery Social Club, in Bennetts Road, Keresley, on November 30, and the couple want as many people as possible to turn up in British or allied uniforms, Land Girl garb or period civilian dress.
FRIENDS REUNITED Evaline, left, and Vera; WARTIME HORSEPLAY Evaline, centre, and a fellow Land Girl ride on Vera's back
I myself telephoned the Secretary of State for the Environment regarding this issue, as my mum, Mrs Joan Hart, was a Land Girl and continued after the War to attend Land Army reunions.