UPTON House recently hosted an afternoon tea party for Land Girls
who worked there 70 years ago.
The day programme includes re-enactments and street performers, 1940s musical entertainment, a memoribilia market, military and veteran displays, GI and Land Girls
camps, a clothes and fashion show and 1940s style food.
She added the work of land girls
, like her own aunt, not only enabled the country to survive at that time, but had also played a great part in highlighting the changing role for women in society.
The project is investigating the Bevin Boys, Land Girls
and role of the Boy Scouts and Girl Guides in the war effort and the impact of the Home Front on everyday life.
The Out In The City and G3 Magazine bash, hosted by Corrie star Charlie Condou and Land Girls
actress Sophie Ward, is being attended by celebrities including Alan Carr, Jennifer Saunders, Paul O'Grady, Gok Wan and Lorraine Kelly - and, hopefully, Tom.
And she did so in style, joining 50 other former Land Girls
from across the country at No 10 Downing Street.
The actor is most well-known for roles in programmes such as Early Doors, Eureka Street, Catterick, Second Coming, City Lights, Booze Cruise, Land Girls
and The Street.
The Women's Land Army was first formed in 1917 and the Land Girls
, as they became known, were trained in agricultural skills and posted around the country to work on British farms.
PRINCE Charles was in Scotland yesterday to unveil Britain's first memorial to the Land Girls
He will also meet Land Girls
and artist Peter Naylor, who designed the sculpture.
FUW president Emyr Jones said: It is a great tribute to Land Girls
everywhere and as a union we truly appreciate what they did for our country.
The TV star, who is about to return in a new series of BBC1's Land Girls
, is set to publish her first novel.