Marjory Stark from the Scottish Women's Timber Corps laying in with the axe at Bowmont, 1944/5

Past Talks

20th February 2023 – Putney WI, Surrey

17th February 2023 - New Forest Ramblers, Hampshire

16th February 2023 - Bake, Natter & Roll WI, Farnham, Surrey

14th February 2023 – The Concorde Club, Farnborough, Surrey

8th February 2023 – Grafham & Southbrook WI, Surrey9th 18th January 2022 - Angmering Village WI, West Sussex

January 2022 - Petersfield U3A, Hampshire

Women's Timber Corps planting trees at Kielder Forest

Lumberjills Talks

Joanna Foat is available for public talks on The Lumberjills at corporate events, festivals, schools, colleges & Women's Institute meetings. She has been interviewed on BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour, BBC South Today, the BBCs Great British Menu and Channel 5's Walking Wartime Britain.  Please get in touch if you would like to invite Joanna to talk, please visit the contact page.

Upcoming dates

9th March 2023 – Ewhurst Village WI, Surrey

10th March 2023 – Farnham Literary Festival, Surrey

14th March 2023 - Winchester WI, Hampshire

31st March 2023 - Chanctonbury WI Science Group, West Sussex

4th April 2023 - Hellingly WI, East Sussex

12th April 2023 – Waldron WI, East Sussex

17th April 2023 - Preston Village WI, Brighton

17th April 2023 - Rowlands Castle WI, Hampshire

19th April 2023 – Bramley WI, Surrey

21st April 2023 - Bransgore Evening WI, Hampshire

18th May 2023 - Grizedale Forest, Cumbria

24th May 2023 – Cross in Hand WI, East Sussex

31st May 2023 - Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire

6th June 2023 – Chailey WI, East Sussex

14th June 2023 - Tilford WI, Surrey

15th June 2023 – Horsham Normandy WI, West Sussex

15th June 2023 – Partridge Green Colvin WI, West Sussex

20th June 2023 - Forest Row WI

Joanna Foat, Author of Lumberjills Britain's Forgotten Army
Joyce Elizabeth Gaster, one of Lumberjills at Alice Holt Forest, driving a caterpillar tractor during haulage work
Joyce Elizabeth Gaster felling trees in the Women's Timber Corps at Alice Holt Forest