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By Marion Jefferies

ISBN-10: 1473849098

ISBN-13: 9781473849099

In Yorkshire, 2015 marks the centenary of the founding of the 1st Land lady Hostel, close to Boroughbridge, by way of woman Margery Lawson Tancred. Yorkshire girls at warfare offers with the Women's Land military Hostel coverage throughout the First global struggle and it's the first exhaustive account to ascertain hostel existence within the austerity of conflict and post-war Yorkshire among 1939-50.

Marion Jefferies's account of over fifty Women's Land military hostels is stuffed with quirky tales in regards to the demanding lives of drained, noisy and hungry ladies. There are stories of the way the women slept, ate and socialized in shared dormitories. It files how one previous farmhouse had just a unmarried oil lamp, which lit the dormitory; how candles have been caught to the bunk beds and the women have been compelled to bitch approximately wax spilling directly to their outfits and bedding; and the way, at Stockton, bats flew freely within the the women' dormitories.

Some wardens have been domineering, neglectful, spiteful and inefficient. One warden used to be sour in the direction of her fees or even boxed a girl's ears. even if, a number of different wardens have been homely, sort and a true buddy to the younger ladies, and so they have been remembered with nice affection.

Included within the ebook are leave out Jacob Smith's inspection studies of hostel lifestyles, which illustrate the true trials, concerns and happiness of the women, a few basically sixteen or 17 years outdated and clear of domestic for the 1st time.

This is a major, well-researched background of the Women's Land military Hostels in Yorkshire and because of the wonderful stories and joviality of many veterans contacted via the writer, it's been illumined by means of various light-hearted moments of what used to be to them 'the nice experience in their lives'.

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