UPDATED: Women’s Land Army and Timber Corps Tribute Memorial Unveiling
I hope all those that attended the unveiling thought today was as special as I did…despite blustery winds, these remarkable women had such spirit and cheer. A permanent memorial to mark the huge impact they had on agriculture during World War One and Two. For those that weren’t able to make today, I hope the photos give you an insight into what happened.
A final note I leave you on for tonight is a video I took of the speeches at the end of the day, from Angela Martin of the Women’s Land Army Tribute & HRH The Countess of Wessex GCVO. I must admit the speeches brought a tear to my eye, they nicely sum up the day…
With Best Wishes Cherish
Updated 21st October, after WLA & WTC Unveiling.
After 4 years of tireless work by the Staffordshire branch of the Women’s Farm and Farming Union, Land Girls & Lumber Jills, their families and other guests, are coming together today at the National Memorial Arboretum for the unveiling of the Women’s Land Army and Lumber Jills sculpture. This sculpture marks the huge contribution women made to the land during World War One & Two.
To read the official press release issued by the Women’s Food and Farming Union, please click here.
I feel honoured that I am able to attend the proceedings today….it looks to be a momentous day. Photos and information will be added to the website soon!
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