1940s victory curls front sides, then tie a scarf around head on top of the hair, take all hair hanging down and tuck it inside the scarf and pin to cover the bottom semi circle of the scarf.
I have a secret obsession with all-girl institutions. Growing up a tomboy, I’d read about British boarding schools and daydream about the joys of bosom friends and uniforms. When I actually w…
BATTLE OF THE LAND: THE WORK OF THE WOMEN'S LAND ARMY ON THE BRITISH HOME FRONT, 1942
D 8815. Three members of the Women's Land Army do the 'Silo-Step' as part of their training at the Northampton Institute of Agriculture. The silo is filled with layers of hay and molasses and then the Land Girls stamp around on it until it is reduced to one compact mass
The Wartime Kitchen and Ration Book Cooking - Day Three: Eggs and Egg in a Nest: WW2 Mock Fried Egg Recipe
This ingenious recipe comes from one of the Ministry of Food leaflets that were issued during WW2 and is leaflet 11. The leaflet was all about how to cook with dried eggs and included recipes such as bacon and egg pie, egg cutlets, scrambled eggs and Yorkshire pudding. I was unable to obtain dried eggs, so I used one of my own hen's eggs in this recipe for my Wartime Rations week.
Women Farming across the Commons
The Commons has photos of women farming as an everyday activity, and women farming as part of a war effort; women farming with their families, alone, or in groups of peers; women harvesting citrus and cotton and nearly everything in between.