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Historical Event:Bless ‘Em All: Women’s Land Army display at Harborough Museum

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Historical Event, Fri 11 Sep 2020 - Thu 30 Sep 2021

Bless ‘Em All: Women’s Land Army display

Bless ‘Em All: Women’s Land Army display

Address

Adam & Eve Street,
Market Harborough,
Leicestershire,
LE16 7AG

Details

The Women’s Land Army (WLA) was created in 1917 during the First World War as a means of replacing men leaving the land to join the military. The WLA was disbanded at the end of the war.

In June 1939 the WLA was reformed when war with Germany was imminent. Initially the government relied on volunteers but conscription was necessary from January 1942.

Harborough’s local WLA attachment was based at a purpose-built hostel in Lubenham. This display will explore this history of the Women’s Land Army in Lubenham and feature objects from Pat Fox, who was in the WLA herself, wrote a book about her experiences and gave many talks.

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Gift shopAccepts groups

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 11 Sep 2020 - Thu 30 Sep 2021

Prices

Free

Events at this Venue

date event
Fri 11 Sep - Thu 30 Sep Bless ‘Em All: Women’s Land Army display

Directions

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Map reference: SP 734872  Lat: 52.47834 Long: -0.92036

In the centre of Market Harborough behind the Council offices. Disabled parking and pay and display nearby.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1.6 km from Market Harborough station

Facilities

  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups