Category Archives: Wars

Beginning of the Land Army – January 1917

Some weeks ago, the Women’s National Land Service Corps laid a scheme before the Board of Agriculture for the recruiting of an army of women for the land. The suggestion was that the voluntary methods hitherto followed have resulted in … Continue reading

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Tobacco for Prisoners – October 1915

All the people one speaks to are very cheerful about the Budget… I met a man friend coming out of a tobacconist’s with a small tin box in his hand. “That is the only tobacconist in the town who has … Continue reading

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Letter Re Gretchen – September 1914

Sir, A rose when called by any other name would smell as sweet (so said the poet); but why should the lady who writes for the Household Page” in The Scottish Farmer sign herself by the very German name of … Continue reading

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Photograph of Five Cars – September 1916

To-day, a photograph is published of the five cars gifted by the readers of this paper to the British Branch of the British Red Cross Society. Caption (page 779)—Fleet of five ambulance cars subscribed for by the readers of The … Continue reading

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Miner to Take Pleasure – September 1916

There are large bodies of men who are profiting by the war. It is my lot to know something of the miners who are making very big wages — which nobody grudges to them. But it is extremely difficult to … Continue reading

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Returning to “Dream People” – July 1918

I do not know whether it is the greater trial to have no one to know, no one to tell and no one to help when the hour of perplexity and difficulty arises, or to have too many to know … Continue reading

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Little Hope of Food Control – June 1917

Lord Devonport has retired from his thankless office. The reason given is ill health, and it is well known that his lordship’s health has not been good during the whole period of his office. He made blunders, but no one … Continue reading

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Hospital Car Now On View – June 1917

(This is the car mentioned in this column from March 1917 “Field Hospital Car “Ere Long“) Motor field hospital car No 1 will be on view in Blythswood Square, Glasgow, to-day. Those who see it will be the most efficient … Continue reading

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Distrust Between Rich and Poor – June 1917

Among the general public there are ominous signs that the present abnormal conditions are creating poisonous distrust between rich and poor. We hear its echoes in the House of Commons and in the daily press. Everybody who is in an … Continue reading

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Woman’s War Agricultural Committee – June 1915

We who undertake the canvassing for the Women’s War Agricultural Committee receive many pleasing impressions. One of the pleasantest is the way in which the women who have previously worked on the land mostly as farm servants regard eagerly or … Continue reading

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