A Vital Link
The importance of the Land Girl Magazine
As a consequence of the success of The Landswoman publication during World War One, the Women’s Land Army were encouraged to organize a similar magazine. The Land Girl not only circulated information to its readers but also played a part in boosting the morale of its scattered membership. For those land girls living on isolated farms who often felt cut off from the WLA, it was an essential link to their fellow workers and helped to reassure them that their work was valued. It started as an unofficial publication but by 1942 it was seen to be so influential that the Ministry of Agriculture agreed to fund it.
The Land Girl Magazine contained news, pictures and anecdotes, some of which that relate to Hertfordshire are in the picture gallery.