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Women’s Land Army  and Women’s Timber Corps Memorial

Egghead)6, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Sculptor: Denise Dutton

Materials: Bronze

Unveiled: 21 October 2014 by HRH The Countess of Wessex GCVO

Women’s Land Army and Women’s Timber Corps Memorial

This sculpture commemorates the huge contribution made by women working on the land during the First and Second World Wars. During the First World War around 20,000 women maintained food production by working on the land. While in the Second World War, 240,000 Land Girls and Lumber Jills provided food, kept the farms running and worked on production of timber for the war effort. These two women are wearing the uniforms of the Women’s Land Army and Women’s Timber Corps. The Land Girl holds some ears of corn in one hand and a pitchfork in the other. The Lumber Jill is holding an axe, an oak twig and a pine cone. Oak and pine were the trees the women felled to produce energy and to use for manufacturing.

Location: National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffs.