WOMEN'S LAND ARMY TRAINING AT CRAIBSTONE

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Places:

  • Aberdeenshire

Subjects:

  • Agriculture
  • Education
  • War

Genres:

  • Educational
  • Promotional

Decade:

  • 1940s

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Title: WOMEN'S LAND ARMY TRAINING AT CRAIBSTONE

Reference number: 9053

Date: 1939 / 1944

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 13.26 mins

Description: Members of the Women's Land Army being trained in agricultural work during the Second World War.

Shotlist: (00.00) title (00.08) Exts of Craibstone House. New trainees given uniforms. Saddling and yoking horses. Cultivating in fields with horses. Emptying churns. Mixing grain. Demonstration of tractor ploughing. Forking hay onto cart. Dressing chickens. Sharpening cutter blades on mower. gvs of cattle in field and driven on roads. Group of trainees being given instruction. Girl in Women's Land Army uniform. Group instructed on tractor driving and maintenance. Attaching implement to tractor. Loading buckets of water onto cart. Cattle grazing in fields. Horse being yoked to cart. Spreading dung in fields. Scything thistles. Hand-milking cow in yard. Herding cows. Riding horses in yard. Bucket feeding calves. Ayrshire cattle in field. Woman sitting on tractor. Hand-shearing sheep. Horse and harrow. Singling turnips with hoe. Riding horses in yard and field. Horticultural work in garden. Feeding chickens and ducks. Feeding lambs from bottle. Feeding piglets.