Historylinks Year: 2010
At the age of 20, Helen Innes joined the Land Army on the 24th June 1944. Her placement was with Cantray Farm on the outskirts of the village of Croy near Inverness with a weekly, statutory wage of 22 shillings. The farm was owned by Mr Charles
The placement commenced with an initial four weeks training course. During her time at Cantray, Helen worked on the poultry side of the farm. This involved the rearing of chicks, the grading of eggs and the distribution of their products around a significant area of Inverness and beyond.
It was as a Land Army Girl that she met her future husband Tom Innes, who also worked on the same farm. Helen and Tom were married in May 1946 and her service concluded with the Land Army on 7th July 1948. Tom continued to work with Mr Munro at Cantray for a total of forty six years.
Picture added on 24 June 2011 at 12:19