Bevin Boys to be honoured.

Living History

A memorial to the thousands of men who worked in British coal mines during the Second World War, known as Bevin Boys, is being dedicated later today.

The National Memorial Arboretum at Alrewas, Staffordshire will be attended by former miners and the Countess of Wessex.

It is officially named after the 48,000 young men, many of them conscripts, who joined regular miners down the coal mines in the dangerous but vital work to keep supplies of coal flowing during the war.

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