Events

‘The Land Girls & Horses of Suffolk’ screening – Sat 26th March

21 Feb 2022

Join us at Bury St Edmunds Guildhall for a screening of a new documentary exploring the Women’s Land Army in Suffolk.

Suffolk based film-maker Holly Brega has created this film as a lasting legacy telling the story of the women who worked the land and horses, especially the Suffolk Punch horse during WW2 as part of the Women’s Land Army.

It is filmed at many locations throughout Suffolk from museums to open farmland, talking to experts in the area including Nicky Reynolds who has dedicated over 25 years to discovering and raising awareness of the Women’s Land Army. Also, Nigel Oakley who works with the Suffolk Punch horse and helps others develop the horsemanship needed to continue the succession of the breed.

This screening is featured as part of the Guildhall’s special free exhibition ‘Ration Books to Rock ‘n’ Roll’ telling the story of their unique WW2 Royal Observer Corps Operations Room – a small space with a big impact, which helped turn the tide during the Battle of Britain.

Date – Saturday 26th March

Time – 2:00pm

Tickets – Free (pre-booking is essential)