In the Press

The Daily Mail OnlineThe women who chopped wood for Churchill

The ExpressSecond World War: Meet the ‘Lumberjills’ who helped win the war

The Mirror - Lumberjills who saw allies to war victory

I paper - Lumberjills: a forgotten army of strong women

The ScotsmanScotland’s forgotten forest volunteers remembered in new book

The Sunday PostThe Honest Truth: Hit the road, Jack! How lumberjills went back to their roots to fill men’s boots

Press & Journal - Women at sharp edge

The Yorkshire PostThe Women’s Timber Corps during the Second World War is often overlooked - now a new book examines the role they played - Meet the Lumberjills

Essential Surrey - Lumberjills: A lost of army of women

BBC Radio London Jo Good's Show

BBC Radio Scotland, UCB1 Radio

BBC1 Great British Menu

BBC1 Countryfile Rememberence Day Episode

BBC2 Wartime Farm and BBC2 How We Won the War


Joanna is a popular speaker and has spoken about the Lumberjills on TV, radio and across the UK.  She offers her talks on Zoom and usually speaks at festivals, conferences, corporate events and schools. If you'd like to book her to give a talk, please visit the contact page.

See below for a list of upcoming Zoom talks:

15th July 2021 - Weybridge WI, Surrey

6th September 2021 - Brockham WI, Surrey

7th September 2021 - South Godstone WI, Surrey

9th September 2021 - Claygate Village WI, Surrey

13th September 2021 - Guildford Hard of Hearing Support Group

21st September 2021 -  Brookwood WI, Surrey

3rd November 2021 (eve) - Streatham Common WI, Surrey

9th February 2022 - Claygate WI, Surrey

8th April 2022 - Milford and District U3A, Surrey 

6th October 2022 - Winterdown WI, Surrey

Earlier Talks

1st June 2021 - West Horsley Evening WI, Surrey

22nd April 2021 - Dorking Larks WI, Surrey

15th March 2021 - Surrey Federation of WIs

2nd March 2021 - Surrey Heath Ladies Probus

25th February 2021 - Sherwood Forest Trust, Nottinghamshire

16th February 2021 - Alice Holt WI, Surrey

11th February 2021 - Tadworth Court WI, Surrey

6th January 2021 - Ockham WI, Surrey

20th October 2020 -  Burpham WI, Surrey

4th September 2020 - Ashstead WI, Surrey

15th June 2020 - Coulsdon Cupcakes WI, Surrey

19th February 2020 -  Nomad Theatre, East Horsley, Surrey

8th January 2020 - Camberley WI, Surrey

12th November 2019 - St. Nicolas Church, Guildford, Surrey

10th November 2019 -  Wey Valley Radio interview, Surrey

18th October 2019 -HMP Send WI, Ripley, Surrey