My thanks for the help that I received regarding this memoir of my service in the Women’s Land Army as a Land Girl go out for the three stages of creating it. First, I am especially grateful to the late Veronica Ormerod, (nee Rattray) my life long friend for sharing her memories and photographs of our land girl days and to Audrey Giles (nee Kidd) for her photographs and information. Without my fellow Land Girls help, I would not have a had such a clear picture of my time all those many years ago.
Once I had the memories, and evidence of them in photographs, my husband John spent many hours researching, compiling, drafting and writing this memoir. I must thank him too for his interest in helping me get started with my own memoir after he learned so much about how to create a memoir for his own time in the National Service as a Gunner in the Royal Artillery. His research skills show in developing the history of my family, the Sullivans and the Harlows. While John created a document, my son Nicholas helped format it so that it could be printed in book form. He also offered his expertise and many pertinent and insightful comments.
At this stage, I thought my memoir would remain, a book prepared for family and friends. As my other son Christopher learned more about the Internet and how to host and create websites in WordPress, he offered to take the paper book and convert it into an online version. You are reading the results of his efforts now, and I thank him for that.
Without them and others, this small chapter of social history could not have been created.