Women Volunteers from Chicheley

In April 1916, two daughters of the Reverend U.J. Easson, of Chicheley Vicarage, took up work on the land, and could be seen not only helping on a farm at Chicheley, but also driving the cattle into Newport Pagnell for the weekly market. Their help with the horses and cattle was invaluable to the farmer for whom they worked, and one of the sisters would also be the collector for the ‘National Egg Collection for the Wounded,’ at 154, Fleet Street, London. During the month, nine women in the Newport Pagnell district were placed on farms, with 166 others having registered their names as being willing to provide help to local farmers.