Former 'Land Girls' who live in the area have been invited to a special tea party at Osterley House hosted by the Mayor of Hounslow.
Cllr Genevieve Hibbs has called on all ex-members of the Women's Land Army (WLA) and Women's Timber Corps (TC), who live in the borough, to join her at the ceremony on Friday, April 3.
"I look forward to meeting some of the women of whom I heard as a child," said Dr Hibbs. "They worked so hard, in difficult circumstances, to help deliver victory in World War Two. The contribution of this group of women is often overlooked, so I am very happy that we have the chance to recognise how important they are and were at the time, and to thank them personally for all that they did."
The WLA and TC were set up in 1939 to replace the tens of thousands of men who had to leave their civilian jobs to enlist in the military.
The park at Osterley House was itself partly ploughed up by 'Land Girls', some of whom were billeted in the stableblock.
The house and grounds were also used as a training base for the Home Guard.
If you are, or know, a former Land Girl living in the borough who has not received an invite to the event, contact the Mayor's PA, Julie Davies, by emailing email@example.com or calling 020 8583 2243.