We've been taking a look at some of the interesting posts we have written over the years about local women and women's organisations, here are 7 our favourite posts to celebrate International Women's Day
Lumberjills – Women’s Timber Corps in World War II 1942-1946
Reading the first few pages of book Lumberjills – Britain’s Forgotten Army by Joanna Foat I experienced a feeling of déjà vu. Some of her first statements were: - “In the 1940’s people did not believe women could work in forestry” …. or be strong enough to fell trees. “They were laughed at, they were …
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Women in World War One – Women’s War Work and the Women’s Forestry Corps.
It is well known the contribution women made as nurses during the First World War with examples in literature such as Testament of Youth written by Vera Brittain about her experiences as a VAD nurse but this was an occupation traditionally undertaken by women. Half a million single men had volunteered in the first two …
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Women in World War One – The Social Standing of Women before the War
When looking through topics to research in relation to 1917 I came across the statement about the Women’s Forestry Corp. “in Devonshire, last year, a whole camp of foresters was completely flooded out” [Land and Water Extra “Women in the War Edition” April 1919 on http://www.scarletfinders.co.uk Searching local newspapers for reference of this I found …
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