The Land Army

The Land Army Girls Outside St Andrews Hall
Trevor Williams

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  • I too remember the Land Army. Mr and Mrs Stones of Egbert Gardens were well known members. I often watched them start their Fordson tractors in the cold mornings at Wantz Corner, west side of Lower Brock Hill (Morland Road) also building potato clamps for storing potatoes. They used to clean out all the ditches, which no councils do now.  I also remember one British soldier guarding 30-40 prisoners of war, German or Italian, all these helped to save us from starvation during  the 39/45 war. Whether the soldier had his rifle loaded, who knows. I also remember a man named Jim Bardell who used to walk miles with two Suffolk Punch horses pulling a one furough plough to drain the fields into the large ditches which have all been piped since.

    By B0b croot (01/05/2014)
  • I noticed when this photograph was added it never mentioned the fact that the young tractor driver was in fact my late father, Alfred Williams, who worked for the War Agriculture and Fisheries Dept. He was also an original member of 1st Battalion the Wickford Home Guard.

    By T.A.Willams (28/04/2014)

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