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Soil Sisters: Putting the Women’s Land Army on the map in Suffolk

Vicky Abbot (left) and Nicky Reynolds (right) – Women’s Land Army experts!

Our Soil Sisters volunteers have been at work since 2019 researching the stories of the Women’s Land Army in Suffolk, particularly focusing on:

  • stories of individual women who served in the WLA in Suffolk
  • details of where WLA members lived and worked
  • how the WLA was organised in Suffolk

Soil Sisters is a collaboration between Suffolk Archives and Nicky Reynolds and Vicky Abbott—both Suffolk gals with many years of experience in Women’s Land Army Living History enactment and both with relatives that served in the WLA in the County.

You can discover the stories researched for the project so far on our interactive map on Historypin, and in our online display:

Explore our interactive map on Historypin

Visit our online display

If you would like to share any information or memories about the WLA in Suffolk or would like to volunteer to work on the project, please get in touch with us on 




Sharing Suffolk Stories

Suffolk’s Climate: Past, Present, and Future is a Sharing Suffolk Stories project, part of a countywide programme of activities to run alongside the development of ‘The Hold’, which will engage more people than ever before in Suffolk’s archival heritage.