19/11/2012 - Maynes Coaches Help Recognise Land Girls
Mayne's Coaches recently provided two free coaches to The Land Army Memorial Scotland Trust. The coaches were used to transport former land girls and their families on the day of the unveiling by His Royal Highness Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay.
Prince Charles met some surviving Land Girls at the ceremony and unveiled the memorial at Clochan near Buckie. The memorial was built to recognise young women who left their homes to work farms and feed the nation during World War II. The splendid sculpture is a fitting tribute that shows the appreciation we all have for the Women´s Land Army and ensures their extraordinary story is preserved forever.
The Women´s Land Army (WLA) was established in 1917 by the UK Board of Agriculture, which drafted in thousands of women to work on the land. The Women played a crucial role in helping to feed the nation and maintain our agricultural land during the dark years of World War II.
Jim McLaren chairman of the LAMS Trust said “With Mayne´s providing us with two fabulous coaches on the day of the unveiling, all of the former land girls and their families were able to travel to the memorial site in comfort and warmth, not to mention some style!"