The Industry Memorial

The National Memorial Arboretum at Alrewas (near Lichfield) in East Staffordshire is our national site of remembrance.  It was inspired by a visit to the Arlington Cemetery in the USA.

To date, around 50,000 young trees have been planted to mark the 20th Century and the people who lived, worked and died during that period.  The trees represent the armed services, the Merchant Navy, many civilian organisations and even ordinary families.  On Tuesday 22nd May 2012, following an ambitious project led by the BTPF, a memorial to the Rail Industry was finally unveiled.