We helped to mobilise local crafters to create a display of more than 2,000 crocheted and knitted poppies beside the village war memorial.
|Stretton Poppies November 2018. Pictures by Joanne Cooper|
The project is being supported by Burton Library and the National Brewery Centre.
We need more volunteers to help us tell the stories of how the women on Burton Upon Trent and South Derbyshire played a vital role in helping our country win two world wars and also progressed into local businesses and industries.
A drop-in meeting is being held on Saturday, May 18, at Burton Library, between 10am and 2.30pm. If you would like to help the project in any way - researching, recording interviews with family members, creating videos and more - please call in to chat with Malcolm.
The final results of the project will be archived as a permanent record housed at both the library and the brewery centre for future generations. If you, or any of your friends or family, are interested in helping - perhaps the project would be a useful volunteer experience to add to a CV - you can also contact Malcolm on 01283 567903.
Malcolm also wants to hear from anyone who had female relatives working in Burton and South Derbyshire's breweries, factories or were part of the Women's Land Army or served in the forces.