During WW2, about 25 land girls were billeted at Wickhamford Manor House. They were part of the Women's Land Army and worked for local market gardeners and farmers. They were paid £1-18s a week from which the cost of their digs was deducted.
The girl on the far right of the photograph is Jessica Savage, according to Joan Galloway, who took the picture. However, in a communication from Marc Rafuse in Canada, he said that she was Jessica White, from Birmingham, who married Allison DeWitt Rafuse, a Canadian airman and moved to Canada as a war bride in 1945. Apparently, both spoke fondly of Mrs Osborne, but their son, Marc, said that his father was a little afraid of her ! This confusion of surnames has yet to be resolved.