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Women's Food and Farming Union announce tribute to former members of the Women's Land Army and Women's Timber Corps a National Memorial Arboretum at Alrewas, near Lichfield

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: August 26, 2014

Land Girls harvesting in the 1940s.

Land Girls harvesting in the 1940s.

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THE Women's Food and Farming Union has announced that the long awaited tribute to honour former members of the Women's Land Army and Women's Timber Corps is about to be unveiled at the National Memorial Arboretum, at Alrewas, near Lichfield.

The event is set to take place on the afternoon of Tuesday, October 21.

Jenny Stratford, the union's National President, said: "I am so proud of our members in Staffordshire and what they have achieved in just over three years, raising more than £80,000 to recognise the hard work of these wonderful women who served in both great wars.

"These women should have been honoured years ago. I am looking forward to the unveiling ceremony in October.

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"The former members of the Women's Land Army changed the face of agriculture during the war years; our gratitude to them is well overdue and will now be rectified thanks to member of the Staffordshire WFU."

Members in Staffordshire WFU are still looking to contact former members of the Women's Land Army and Women's Timber Corps to attend the opening.

Jenny added: "If you or any relative served as a Land Girl or Lumber Jill please get in touch with the Staffordshire WFU members to request an invitation to the unveiling ceremony via their website www.womenslandarmytribute.co.uk, were you will find contact details."

The campaign is set to feature on Countryfile on August 31 in a special programme featuring Staffordshire.

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