Alice Trout’s Land Army Armband
Alice Trout nee Villis was born in 1884 and died in 1978 aged 94.
She was one of six children and initially lived in Over Stowey.
From a very early age she lived with her Grandmother until leaving school. After she left school she entered domestic service.
On her return to Over Stowey she married James Trout and had one son Wallace James. Her husband died when Wallace was 11 and she began to work on various farms attending to field crops. It was natural then that she joined the Women’s Land Army and proudly wore her arm band.
She eventually remarried, and had another son, Ernest Herbert (Bert) Trout born in 1919.
This story was told to Freya Ward, Project Officer for Somerset Remembers by Martin Trout, Bert’s son, Alice’s Grandson.