Talk: “Soil Sisters”: The Women’s Land Army in Suffolk, with Nicky Reynolds

Monday 16th May 2022     19:30 - 21:00
Leiston Community Centre, Sizewell Rd, Leiston IP16 4JU

Alde Valley Family History Group

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Earlier this year, historians Nicky Reynolds and Vicky Abbott worked in collaboration with the The Hold, the recently re-opened Suffolk Archives in Ipswich.  They helped mount a project entitled ‘Soil Sisters’, about members of the Women’s Land Army who served in Suffolk during the Second World War.  Nicky is also a leading member of WW2 re-enactment group Soil Cinderellas, who portray Land Girls.  “There were 83,000 Land Girls during the Second World War working in the fields to feed wartime Britain”, she says, “but they received very little recognition, pay or reward.”

Nicky’s talk promises to be fascinating, and will be enhanced by the period uniforms and artefacts that she will bring along for display on the evening.  If you have any photos, memorabilia or memories of mothers or other relations who were in the Women’s Land Army, bring them with you too, as Nicky (and indeed we all) will be pleased to hear about them!