Thornbury Arts Festival: Fiona Waring - The Land Girls
United Reformed Church, Thornbury
In 1942, with the country at war, 80,000 women were urgently needed to increase domestic food production by driving tractors, ploughing fields, milking cows, clearing ditches, trimming hedges and tending sheep and pigs.
Fiona will appear as head of the Thornbury branch of the Women’s Land Army at a "recruitment session” to detail the work, uniform, pay, digs, social life and more.
As allotment officer at Cheltenham Borough Council, Fiona is welcomed back to the festival after her previous entertaining talk on the history of allotments.
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: United Reformed Church, Chapel Street, Thornbury