5 January 1996

Countrywomens memoirs, please

I am currently researching a book on countrywomen in Britain and Ireland. I would like to hear from or about any ladies with long experience in a wide range of fields, from farmer, doctor, vet, to land girl, milkmaid, horsewoman, fruit picker, hop picker, landlady of a country pub or inn, etc.

I am also interested in talking to ladies who have been closely involved in country life through supporting their husbands in their work or getting involved in village activities, with the church, shows, Womens Institute, parish council, etc.

Ideally I would like to talk to ladies aged at least 60, working or retired, who would tell me about how country life used to be.

If you know any colourful characters or would like to put yourself forward please contact me at the address below.

Brian P Martin,

4 Upper Birthley, Haslemere Rd, Brook, Godalming, Surrey (01428-682567).