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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 11:48 am    Post subject: Women's Land Army Memorial **PHOTO REQUIRED** Reply with quote

Prince Charles , Duke of Rothesay was at CLOCHAN near Fochabers in Moray this week ( October 2012) to unveil the first permanent memorial to the WOMENS LAND ARMY .

Erected by the Land Army Memorial Scotland Charitable Trust on Crown Estates land and designed by Yorkshire artist Peter Naylor the memorial marks the nation's gratitude to over 100,000 women who volunteered for farm work during WW2

The desire to see a memorial came from former NFU Scotland president, Jim McLaren, who set up a committee to oversee the necessary fundraising . Mr McLaren's mother Mrs Janie McLaren , served in th Women's land army and met his father on the farm where she worked.

The Memorial depicts a Group of young land girls siting on a farmgate

(Source The Courier & Advertiser , Oct 2012

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Please put PHOTO REQUIRED in your description when creating these new topics without images. I have changed it for you on this occasion but in future please remember to include this.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

See http://www.smithsgore.co.uk/news-smiths-gore/first-memorial-to-womens-35578 to see a picture of the memorial, until someone here can post their photo.

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