Women’s Land Army hostel

We recently interviewed Cathy Nichols for our collection of oral histories. Cathy lived in the village for three years from 1948 on and was able to recall vividly her time here. She backed up her memories with a series of fascinating photographs, copies of which we have now incorporated in our archive. One was of particular interest: it is a view of Islington showing the since-lost row of cottages and, excitingly, the Women’s Land Army hostel in the Church Field. This is the only image of the hostel that we have.

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