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  • Contributor is exactly "Dorothy Arnold"

Lend a Hand on the Land - Friendships and Other Volunteers

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Dorothy describes how she made friends, and kept in touch with other volunteers from around the country. In the second file she talks about some friends she met from Yorkshire, steelworkers, who accompanied them to a party in Staines. She also…

Lend a Hand on the Land - Travel and Work

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Dorothy describes how she travelled during each of these working holidays, some of the work they had to perform, including picking potatoes near London and hoeing cabbages.

Lend a Hand on the Land - Lincoln, Bristol and London

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Dorothy describes the locations where she volunteered, Metheringham in Lincoln [1947], Lulsgate Bottom near Bristol [1948], and Laleham Park near Shepperton [1950] and how she heard about the volunteering programme.

Lend a Hand on the Land - Rationing

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Dorothy recounts food and clothing rationing, fearing things would never get back to normal. Pay was poor and one couldn't afford coupons. Found bananas in Lincoln on one occasion, a rare sight, and brought them back to her granddad.

Allotments on Cringle Fields

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Two images showing the allotments sited at the bottom of Cringle Fields, alongside Avon Road, during the second world war.