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Doing Their Bit: Ashby Girls’ Wartime Harvest Camps 1942-1944 by Wendy Freer


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Pudding Bag Productions, 2015. During the Second World War, harvest camps were held at Ashby Grammar School so that children could give desperately needed help to local farmers during the harvest. This book is a transcript of a log book kept by teachers at Ashby Girls Grammar School during the camps of 1942, 43 and 44, plus commentary and background information about harvest camps nationally. The 1944 log in particular is a real gem, giving details of the work and the social activities and delightfully illustrated by one of the teachers with simple pencil drawings.

Weight.22 kg