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Title: Leaver Brothers Ltd., ca 1940s, 2170 Stanfield Road, Dixie
Identifier: M497
Date of Original Photo: 1940
Image Type: Slide
Subject: Canada Women's Land Army

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Description: The Leaver Brothers Ltd. Factory, growers and producers of mushrooms, where the women of the Land Army worked. The Women's Land Army was formed during World War I, to help to fill the gap left by so many men enlisting in the war. The women would work on farms, helping to grow food and harvest it. In World War II the Women's Land Army helped to provide food at a time when the German U-boats were destroying merchant ships bringing food to Britain. There were branches of the WLA in Canada. In 1998 Leaver Mushrooms was acquired by Money's Mushrooms.
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