Speakers Corner: Celebrating the 80th Anniversary of the WW2 Women's Timber Corps

Joanna Foat
Speakers Corner: Celebrating the 80th Anniversary of the WW2 Women's Timber Corps
Joanna Foat
Friday 24th June 17:00 (30 Min)
Outdoor Programme & Speakers Corner
On the 80th anniversary of the Women’s Timber Corps, discover the inspiring story of the young women who felled trees with an axe and saw for the nation during World War Two. The Women’s Timber Corps, a branch of the Women’s Land Army, comprised of thousands of women who brought gender stereotypes crashing down in the 1940s. Among the first women to wear trousers in Britain, they also pioneered a change in women's fashion. Join Joanna Foat to hear how she travelled the country to meet the original Lumberjills and worked with Forestry England, BBC Countryfile, How We Won The War, Wartime Farm, Great British Menu and Channel 5 Walking Wartime Britain to uncover their wartime stories. This event will be held at the Storage Works Speakers Corner tent.

Outdoor Programme Event

The Outdoor Programme daily ticket gives you access to everything on the festival's massive Outdoor Programme. The child ticket is applicable for ages 5-15; Under 5’s are free

We have talks on the IPGL and History Hit Outdoor Stages, the Living History encampments and static displays, Speaker's Corner talks, performances from the History Tellers and others, live music, two bars, the Emporium, book shops and numerous cafes and food stalls. Anyone with an Outdoor Programme ticket can access up to twenty-five different scheduled events on any one day, so it is truly great value.

For those wishing to experience The Trench, Sword School and Children's Creative History events, these are ticketed separately and need to be pre-booked. Rides on the Vintage Fairground are payable at the ride.

Tickets to individual events in the Hiscox and Smith & Williamson tents also provide access to the Outdoor Programme on that particular day (1 person per ticket).



If you have a ticket for a tented talk the same day, there is no need to buy an additional Outdoor Programme ticket.