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Alex Smart 23rd March 2019 14:45

Womans Land Army Girl
A report in a November 1943 Daily Herald.

This was a report about a 26 year old Miss Amelia King, who had tried to join the Woman's Land Army only to be turned down - because she was coloured.

But a Wickham Hampshire Farmer stepped up and offered her a job on his farm, .Who was he ?

She was therefore admitted into the Woman's Land Army .

In today's world I find it odd that she was at first refused .Britain was in great need of farm workers and I wonder if the decision was general or perhaps a local one.
Whichever the case Amelia got her wish .

Is it known what became of her, it would be great to know what her future became.
Thank you Amelia for your service and strong will.


RSwank 24th March 2019 15:09

Re: Womans Land Army Girl

Here is a little on her:

Alex Smart 25th March 2019 03:37

Re: Womans Land Army Girl
Thanks Rolland,
Everything was new to me, never thought to search Hansard :) well done.
Would like to know if there are/were any decendants.

This could be her ?

Looks like she became Mrs Horrocks, wife of William Byrom Horrocks ?


RSwank 25th March 2019 12:29

Re: Womans Land Army Girl

Amelia King died in 1995, Mrs Horrocks died in 1969.

Alex Smart 26th March 2019 11:52

Re: Womans Land Army Girl
Hello Rolland,
Many thanks for the correction re date of death, I will search again.

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