The Women’s Land Army in Cornwall

Land Army girls on cart

Truro-based photographer A.W Jordan documented the work of young women who joined the Land Army in World War One – helping farmers who were short of labour as young men had gone off to fight. Little is known about these young women – the names of most have been lost – but many photographs were taken at Tregavethan near Truro where training sessions and ploughing competitions were held.

This is just one of the areas where women started to work for the first time. For many, it was a time of great liberation. Click here to learn more.