Cherish Watton


Cherish is a PhD candidate in Modern British History at Churchill College, Cambridge.

She studies the history of scrapbooks in Britain from 1914-1980, funded by the Wolfson Foundation.

Her thesis aims to use scrapbooks to interrogate broader histories of life-writing, archiving, collecting, gender and emotions.

Cherish founded an award-winning national website on the work of the British Women’s Land Army during World War One and Two.

She is regularly in the media discussing the work of the Women’s Land Army.

Latest work

Interested in using scrapbooks as historical sources? Read Cherish’s advice on how to approach these sources in her piece for the Historical Association blog.

Watch Cherish discussing the work of the Women’s Land Army live on BBC Breakfast back in early 2020.

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