Laura Briggs


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  • Interview with Mrs Laura Briggs

    Mrs Laura Briggs talks to interviewer David Callister about life on the Island during the 1940s, when she was a member of the Women's Land Army. Interview topics include:

    Women’s Land Army
    Knockaloe Farm
    Working on different farms
    Sunday School picnics
    Shorthorn breed of cattle
    Introduction of an Alpha Levall milking machine
    Girls Friendly Society
    Wages and allowances for Land Girls
    Thinning kale and turnips
    Travel by bus or tram
    Conscription of Land Girls
    Local entertainment
    Riot by internees at Knockaloe Camp
    Parade to promote the Women’s Land Army
    Lord Granville and Lady Rose
    Gratuities and extra clothing coupons

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