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Memorial for Second World War ammunition workers

Some of the 'Swynnerton Roses' Credit: ITV News Central

A rose garden and memorial have been unveiled in Staffordshire in recognition of thousands of women who worked in a factory, producing ammunition for the war effort.

Known as the 'Swynnerton Roses' after the village where the factory was based, it's part of an ongoing campaign to honour their work.

Lord Stafford speaks to two of the 'Roses' Credit: ITV News Central

Some of the 'Roses' returned for the dedication ceremony and were reunited with friends for the first time.

Around 20,000 women from around the country worked at the Staffordshire complex risking their lives to produce bullets, shells, bombs and land mines. The site is now an army training camp.

Lord Stafford, Francis Fitzherbert, officially unveiled a plaque in the rose garden.

Click for more on the ongoing campaign to recognize the 'Swynnerton Roses' and their procession in the Whitehall Cenotaph Parade last year

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WW2 weekend takes place in Leicestershire

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Planes that fought in WW2 performed throughout the weekend Credit: ITV Central

A two-day Second World War event has attracted thousands of people in Leicestershire.

The Victory Day Show, held at Foxlands Farm in Cosby, showcased what life was like during the Second World War, from battle re-enactments to food, music and aircraft.

Re-enactors attend to take part in the event. Credit: ITV Central

The weekend of camping featured vehicles from the 1940s, including tanks, boats, aircraft and farming machinery.

The weekend also included a Dinner Dance, where a crowd dressed in period costumes enjoyed a 1940's themed three course meal.

Full military uniform adds to the 1940 apparel. Credit: ITV Central
Aircraft from the Second World War on display. Credit: ITV Central

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