Community History Collection
Speaker: Knapp, Joan, - , Interviewee, Female, Women's Land Army;
Speaker: , Interviewer,
Summary of interview item: Recalls family walking to Thurnby from Leicester to stay in night shelter during the Second World War. Describes joining the Land Army at the end of Second World War, at 17. Recalls training at Hathern, and Shepshed, Leicestershire. Describes first attempt at milking. Recalls being posted to Withcote Hall, Rutland, describes living quarters and mentions working with German and Italian Prisoners of War (POWs), comments on which POWs worked hardest. Recalls move to Lutterworth, Leicestershire. Comments on which farms she enjoyed working on and which she did not. Anecdotes about working with farmers and POWs.
Place of birth:
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester, Shepshed, Lutterworth
Periods Covered: 1940s
Recording Date: 8/3/1994
Playing time: 25 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: CHCL
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