The Women's Land Army was first formed in 1917.
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Campaign for Land Girls monument in Staffordshire raises £65,000

A fundraising campaign for a memorial celebrating women who served in the Land Army during World War Two has reached a major milestone.

The Staffordshire Women's Food and Farming Union (SWFU) has raised £65,000 - enough for the sculpture itself.

Now it just needs a further £20,000 to pay for installation, engraving, landscaping and the unveiling ceremony.

It is hoped the sculpture will be in place at Staffordshire's National Memorial Arboretum by the autumn.

  • 18 Feb 2014