The Countess of Wessex unveils a memorial at the National Arboretum Centre, Alrewas, Staffordshire
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Bevin Boys memorial unveiled

A memorial has been dedicated to thousands of young men who worked in British coal mines during WWII.

They were known as the Bevin Boys and they carried out the dangerous, vital, work of keeping coal supplies flowing during the war.

Former miners and the Countess of Wessex were at The National Memorial Arboretum at Alrewas, Staffordshire for the unveiling.

Jeremy Cooke reports.

  • 07 May 2013