Beryl Flux on joining the Forestry during the War
He’d get up early and feed the horses and get them ready for the men to take the carts out to get the sugar beet in. We did it in the snow, frost, anything to get pulling the sugar beet up.
There were I expect about a dozen of us. All women. I’ve got photos of them. They were mainly women. Land Girls, most of them were married.
I was always the youngest, yes, and I only worked there about nine months I think ‘cos all the girls one day said, “We’ve been offered more money and we’re going to the Forestry out at Brighstone.” They said, “It’s planting trees” and of course I got in with my husband to be then, I was going out with him ‘cos he was the farmer’s son that had farmed it before the War and Oh, they were bombed down there no end and the planes that came over.
They used to come over … Roslin is down in …It’s outside of Chillerton. You do round Laverstone and all round that way.