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A daily act of Remembrance at 11am

A daily act of Remembrance at 11am

The Daily Act of Remembrance at 11am in the Millennium Chapel includes a Two Minute Silence, followed by an introduction to the Arboretum.

Contact

National Memorial Arboretum

01283 245100

Address

Croxall Road,
Alrewas,
Burton upon Trent,
Staffordshire,
DE13 7AR

Details

In the summer of 1915 women marched through London with the suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst, demanding the right to work for the war effort. In the months that followed, women increasingly worked in munitions, nursing, offices, on trams or joined the Land Army.

The majority of women, whose contribution to the war effort is often forgotten, were housewives and mothers, their contribution was in producing, preserving and preparing food or knitting and sewing and raising funds for soldiers and prisoners of war. Some took in refugees from Belgium or had soldiers billeted on them, some shared their homes with relations escaping the threat of Zeppelin raids in the towns and cities.

Prof Maggie Andrews is a cultural historian whose work covers the social and cultural history of twentieth century Britain and the representation of that history within popular culture. A key focus of her research is domesticity and femininity. She is the author of a range of publications including a feminist history of the Women’s Institute movement and an exploration of the history of the inter-relationship of broadcasting, femininity and domesticity in twentieth century Britain.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Daily guided tours, special events, assistance dogs admitted, children's play area, scooters for hire, land train, golf buggy tours.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 29 Jul 2017 14:30

Prices

In advance: £3.00

On the day: £4.00

NMA Friends: Free

Advance booking recommended

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    Location

    Directions

    See location of National Memorial Arboretum on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: SK 182146  Lat: 52.72886 Long: -1.73071

    Exit A38 between Lichfield & Burton upon Trent onto A513 towards Alrewas/Tamworth. Follow directions for 1 mile to Arboretum.

    Parking: with charge

    Accessible by Public Transport: 6 km from Lichfield Trent Valley station

    Facilities

    • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
    • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
    • Gift shopGift shop
    • On-site cateringOn-site catering
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Picnic sitePicnic site
    • Public toiletsPublic toilets
    • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
    • Welcome HostWelcome Host
    • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
    • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality

    Daily guided tours, special events, assistance dogs admitted, children's play area, scooters for hire, land train, golf buggy tours.

    Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

    Parking

    • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
      • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
    • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
      • Yesis solid
    • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
    • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
      • YesHas a ramp

    Public Areas

    • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
      • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
      • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
      • YesTo the gift shop
    • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
    • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
    • YesBaby changing facilities
    • YesHearing loop installed in public areas

    General

    • YesHearing loop system
    • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
    • YesClear signage
    • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
    • YesWheelchairs provided
      • YesFee payable
    • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children

    Entrance

    • YesRamp to entrance
      • YesHandrail by ramp
    • YesEntrance is well lit

    Food

    • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
    • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
    • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
      • YesSugar free (diabetic)
      • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
      • YesLactose free (dairy free)
      • YesLow potassium
      • YesLow sodium
      • YesNut free
      • YesAdditive free
      • YesOrganic
      • YesVegetarian
      • YesVegan
    • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
    • YesHigh chairs for children
    • YesChildren's menu
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