Somerset Voices: Christine Smith (b.1925)

Christine Smith was a Land Army girl between 1942 and 1945. She worked on a 1000-acre farm in Pilton near Glastonbury that was run by the War Agricultural Committee. Twelve Land Army girls worked there, together with conscientious objectors, Italian prisoners-of-war, and older farm workers. Christine was involved with the cultivating, harvesting, and carting of hay; as well as wheat, mangolds and apples. Christine also drove tractors on the farm and helped to control pests.

Listen to Christine and read the transcript.


1 Comment

  1. Margaret Baruth said,

    February 11, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    I would be very interested to know if you remember working with my mother Ivy Green at Steambow Farm.


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