After retiring to the United States and moving to Utah, I put away my experiences as Land Girl. In the early 2000s, the Women’s Land Army started to get the recognition that us Land Girls always thought it should have. Eventually the English government provided official recognition, and I received acknowledgements from the both the Queen and the Prime Minister. All this made think that others might be interested in my experience as a Land Girl. After corresponding with some Land Girl friends, I felt able to commit my experiences to paper in book form. In this I was greatly aided by John who spent many hours researching, compiling, drafting and writing this memoir.
At first I thought about just keeping the resulting memoir for my family and friends. But on reflection, I decided to join my husband who put his own memoir of his time in the National Service, Gunner Flann, on the Internet. I hope my enthusiasm and happiness as Land Girl is contagious, so that you enjoy reading this even a fraction as much as I enjoyed being a Land Girl.
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