Former land girls wanted for new war film about the coast

A companion to a popular film made about Lincolnshire land girls in the Second World War is in the pipeline, and possible interviewees are being sought.

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

The original film followed the story of Ada, who moved from London to work on a farm near Anderby Creek on the Lincolnshire coast.

Director Philip Stevens and actress Helen Victor, now the same team want to capture the real-life experiences of land girls through interviews.

Ideally they’d like to feature land girls who settled in the Coastal Country Park area, taking in 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.

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 who is willing to be interviewed is asked to contact Matthew Davey, environment and community projects officer on 01522 552349.