Moviemakers set to tackle Land Girl stories in area

A scene from filming on 'By the Winter Sea'. The team now hopes to make a documentary on the subject.
A scene from filming on 'By the Winter Sea'. The team now hopes to make a documentary on the subject.

Lincolnshire land girls who settled along the county’s coast are being sought to take part in a short film on their wartime experiences.

In a follow up to their popular short film, ‘By the Winter Sea’, the Coastal Country Park team now plans to make a companion film, featuring interviews with land girls who settled in Lincolnshire.

The original film, ‘By the Winter Sea’ followed the story of Ada, who moved from London to work on a farm near Anderby Creek.

Now the same team want to capture the real-life experiences of land girls through interviews. And they’d like to feature land girls who settled in the Coastal Country Park area - including the likes of Huttoft, Hogsthorpe, Chapel St Leonards, Anderby, Mumby and Sandilands

They’d also like to hear from land girls who settled anywhere in the county, anyone who remembers them or anyone who farmed at the time.

Lincolnshire county councillor, Eddy Poll, said: “This film will be a wonderful documentary on our county’s heritage, and an important record of living history that we don’t want to lose. We hope to hear from many land girls so we can hear at first hand their fascinating experiences.”

The film will be shown in schools and at community venues. Anyone willing to be interviewed should call Matthew Davey, environment and community projects officer, on 01522 552349.