Land Girl, Women’s Land Army, 1943–1948
Renée was born in Wolverhampton in 1924. She joined the Women’s Land Army in 1943 and trained at the Somerset Farm Institute, Cannington. There Renée learnt general agricultural work as well as machine milking before she went on placements at local farms.
For over three years Renée worked at a dairy farm in Spaxton where she managed the herd and delivered the milk.
Renée remained in the Women’s Land Army when the war ended and met her future husband while working on a farm near Bridgwater. After their marriage they farmed together in East Bower for many years.