Sunday, May 2, 2010

UK: Women of Steel

From BBC News:
A memorial is being created to honour women who worked in the Sheffield steel industry during World War II.

The workers, known as the Women of Steel, produced metal which was essential for the war effort.

Sheffield City Council discussed four different options for the permanent city centre memorial on Wednesday.

Its director of culture Paul Billington said the council would work with the surviving women and the public to choose a "fitting and popular" tribute.

He said: "These women carried out hard, sometimes back-breaking work, often at the same time as looking after families because the work was vital to the war effort.

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