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Landgirl Film Project Premiere at Annan Lonsdale Cinema

By Events

This takes place on the 10th of March at the Annan Lonsdale Cinema. Booking is essential! If you would like to book a place please phone: 01461 700021 or email:


Hear the oral history of a Carlisle Landgirl from World War Two as filmed, edited and animated by local young people.


In World War Two, thousands of young women did their war work on the land. This film will focus on the experiences of Bettie (Photographed). She was a young girl in Carlisle when World War Two started and she spent most of the war in Cumbria working on different farms. Her film involves tales of cows, rat catching and mole baiting along with other wonderful experiences she had along the way .


This cinema screening is free to attend. There will be brief talks by those involved in the project as part of the evening as well.


With thanks to Annan Lonsdale Cinema for generously hosting this event.

WW2 Coat

WW2 Coat and Badges

By Collections blog

This coat was recently donated to the Museum and has a large number of badges on it from WW2. It was owned by a land girl during the Second World War and was very kindly donated to the Museum by her family. Many of our young volunteers have been researching all of the badges and trying to find out what each one of them was for.

WW2 Coat

This is a photo of two of our young volunteers Calum and Finn researching some of the badges on the coat.

Young volunteers with WW2 Coat

We have now found out what all but two of the badges were for. The coat is in very good condition as are most of the badges (some are slightly discoloured).

WW2 Badges

WW2 Badges

Here are some of the most interesting badges:

Rainbow and Flaming sword: Post WW2 U.S. forces European command

WW2 Badge

Red Fish: WW2 British Army 2 corps badge

WW2 Badge

Red Witch: 2nd Anti-Aircraft division badge

WW2 Badge

Igloo with a star: Exercise Eskimo Badge

WW2 Badge

Fabric badge from World War Two.

Mystery World War Two fabric badges

By News

Are you an expert in World War Two fabric badges or know someone who is?

We need your help!

Recently a lady brought in an old trench coat which belonged to her mother who was a Land Girl in World War Two.

On the interior of the coat there was multiple fabric badges from many different regiments of both the British and American armed forces from World War Two.

Through careful analysis of these badges and help from our good friend google most of the badges have been identified, however there are a few badges that have not. This is where we need your help. Below there are pictures of these badges and if you recognise one, we would greatly appreciate it if you could get into contact with us.  Email:

(1)                                                                          (2)
fabric badge

fabric badge 2

(3)                                                                 (4)

fabric badge 3 fabric badge 4


fabric badge 5

We hope that someone can help us with this and if anyone knows any extra information or stories about the Land Girls and their badges in their coat’s then please get into contact with us.  Thank You.



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