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Old 23rd March 2019, 14:45
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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.

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Old 24th March 2019, 15:09
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Re: Womans Land Army Girl

Alex,

Here is a little on her:

https://books.google.com/books?id=kf...20army&f=false


https://api.parliament.uk/historic-h...mens-land-army
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Old 25th March 2019, 03:37
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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 ?

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/...68/amelia-king

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

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Old 25th March 2019, 12:29
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Re: Womans Land Army Girl

Alex,

Amelia King died in 1995, Mrs Horrocks died in 1969.
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Old 26th March 2019, 11:52
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Re: Womans Land Army Girl

Hello Rolland,
Many thanks for the correction re date of death, I will search again.
Thanks
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