A memorial rose garden has been opened in Staffordshire in recognition of thousands of women who risked their lives making ammunition during the Second World War.
For years the service and sacrifice made by women during the war went largely unmarked, but now, that is starting to change.
Hannah Stokes reports.
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.
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.
The Great Central Railway is helping children experience what it was like to be a Second World War evacuee. Children are dressing up in 40s-style clothing and a former evacuee is sharing her experiences.
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.
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.