A FORMER member of the Women’s Land Army is telling her story in a new book called Down to Earth.
Nancy Cooper spent time on farms in Studley, Alcester, Bidford and Shipston during the Second World War.
Originally from the Black Country, the then 17 year-old was plucked from her secretarial training course and sent to lend a hand on farms across Warwickshire.
Her resourcefulness was tested to the limits as she did her part in providing the country with enough food in shortages both during and after the war.
She milked herds of cows, looked after yards full of pigs who tried to outwit her, dealt with jealous farmers’ wives, and faced rats on a daily basis.
Her book offers a unique insight into a life unexpectedly turned upside down.
Down to Earth by Nancy Cooper is published by Brewin Books. Visit www.brewinbooks.com to find out more.