In Your Shoes
Women’s Land Army Shoes
This hardwearing and practical leather footwear, machine made by Parker Shoes in 1944, was worn by Mrs Winifred Hall during her service to the Women’s Land Army during World War Two. She served from 13th February 1941 until 10th of November 1945, after the Second World War had finished. Her size six shoes formed a part of her uniform and were made from brown, grained leather with leather soles and lining and a rubber top piece. They had low stacked heels, which made them very suitable for the duties she performed.
During World War Two the Women’s Land Army recruits were signed up in a similar way to the men and filled the roles that the men had left behind, including agricultural work. Winifred along with several other women throughout the UK were trained to operate farming machinery, including tractors, and would live and work together on farms to produce and harvest much needed food.