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The Resource Yorkshire women at war : story of the Women's Land Army hostels, Marion Jefferies

Yorkshire women at war : story of the Women's Land Army hostels, Marion Jefferies

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Yorkshire women at war : story of the Women's Land Army hostels
Title
Yorkshire women at war
Title remainder
story of the Women's Land Army hostels
Statement of responsibility
Marion Jefferies
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Yorkshire, 2015 marks the centenary of the founding of the first Land Girl Hostel, near Boroughbridge, by Lady Margery Lawson Tancred. Yorkshire Women at War deals with the Women's Land Army Hostel policy during the First World War and it is the first exhaustive account to examine hostel life in the austerity of war and post-war Yorkshire between 1939-50.Marion Jefferies's account of over fifty Women's Land Army hostels is filled with quirky stories about the hectic lives of tired, noisy and hungry girls. There are tales of how the girls slept, ate and socialized in shared dormitories. It records how one old farmhouse had only a single oil lamp, which lit the dormitory; how candles were stuck to the bunk beds and the girls were forced to complain about wax spilling on to their clothes and bedding; and how, at Stockton, bats flew freely in the the girls' dormitories.Some wardens were domineering, neglectful, spiteful and inefficient. One warden was bitter towards her charges and even boxed a girl's ears. However, several other wardens were homely, kind and a real friend to the young girls, and they were remembered with great affection.Included in the book are Miss Jacob Smith's inspection reports of hostel life, which illustrate the real trials, worries and happiness of the girls, some only 16 or 17 years old and away from home for the first time.This is a serious, well-researched history of the Women's Land Army Hostels in Yorkshire and thanks to the excellent memories and joviality of many veterans contacted by the author, it has been illumined by numerous light-hearted moments of what was to them 'the great adventure of their lives'
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Jefferies, Marion
Dewey number
940.53082/094284
Index
index present
LC call number
D810.W7
LC item number
J44 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women's Land Army (Great Britain)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Volunteer workers in camp sites, facilities, etc
  • Women's Land Army (Great Britain)
  • HISTORY / Europe / Western
  • Volunteer workers in camp sites, facilities, etc
  • War work
  • Women
  • England
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Yorkshire women at war : story of the Women's Land Army hostels, Marion Jefferies
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
935324128
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781473849105
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)935324128
Label
Yorkshire women at war : story of the Women's Land Army hostels, Marion Jefferies
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
935324128
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781473849105
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)935324128

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