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Wartime miners' memorial

A memorial is to be dedicated to thousands of men, known as the Bevin Boys, who worked in British coal mines during the Second World War. The memorial at the National Arboretum, Staffordshire, is designed by Harry Parkes, a former Bevin Boy.

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Countess of Wessex unveils wartime miners' memorial

The Countess of Wessex unveils a memorial in honour of the Bevin Boys. Credit: PA Wire
The Countess of Wessex places a wreath at the memorial at the National Arboretum Centre. Credit: PA Wire
The Countess of Wessex with Harry Parkes (right), a former Bevin Boy who designed the memorial. Credit: PA Wire

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