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The Milk Lady at New Park Farm,

The Wartime Diary of Anne McEntegart
June 1943 - February 1945


Anne McEntegart wanted to support the War Effort. Her Royal Air Force officer husband was working abroad and her only child was in Canada, evacuated for safety.


Aged thirty-eight, Anne left London, and her life as the wife of an officer, to work on the land and deliver milk for Walter Gossling at New Park Farm, just outside the village of Brockenhurst, in the New Forest. Though not an official member of the Women's Land Army, Anne milked cows and stacked corn alongisde the land girls on the farm.


Engagingly detailing the brim-full days of farm life during the build-up to the D-Day and after, this book celebrates the people and places - not to mention a wayward pony - which made up the wartime Brockenhurst community.


The Milk Lady at New Park Farm is a World War Two diary of farmwork, friendship and fulfilment among the ponies and corn sheaves of the New Forest.


Featured in:

  • Hampshire Life

  • The People's Friend

  • The NFU's British Farmer & Grower (South-East)

  • The Art Observer

  • The Cumberland & Westmorland Herald


To read excerpts, Shirley Nicholson's discovery of the diary, reviews and more, why not visit THE MILK LADY website?

ISBN: 978-1907998065

Published in July 2012

Paperback - 25 x 19.4 x 1.4 cm - 660g

192 pages with colour and mono illustrations


RRP £9.99



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