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 speaks at festivals, conferences, corporate events and schools. If you'd like to book her to give a talk at your event, please visit the contact page.

See below for a list of upcoming book tour dates:

1st April 2020 - Ewell Court WI, Surrey

14th April 2020 -  Brockham WI, Surrey

9th June 2020 - Coulsdon Cupcakes WI, Surrey

15th June 2020 - Woodmansterne Evening WI, Surrey

26th June 2020 - Chalke Valley History Festival, Salisbury

8th September 2020 - South Godstone WI, Surrey

10th September 2020 - Tadworth Court WI, Surrey

15th September 2020 - Brookwood WI, Surrey

24th September 2020 - Jacobs Well WI, Surrey

28th September 2020 - Badshot Lea WI, Surrey

3-4th Ocotber 2020 -  RHS Wisley Woodfest, Surrey

20th October 2020 -  Burpham WI, Surrey

Earlier Talks

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

12th October 2019 - Woodfest RHS Rosemoor, Devon

8th October 2019 - Churt WI, Surrey

19th September 2019 - Ottershaw WI, Chertsey, Surrey

24th & 25th July 2019 - The War and Peace Revival, Kent

5-7th July 2019 - Timber Festival, Feanedock

27th June 2019 - Guildford County School, Surrey

16th May 2019 - Age UK staff away day, London

14th May 2019 - The Building Centre, London

13th March 2019 - Waterstones Bookshop, Guildlford

6th March 2019 - UK Softwood Conference, London

24th October 2018 - The WI Denman College, Oxfordshire

The Lumberjills

by Joanna Foat

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