Wednesday, November 20, 2013


A memorial to the "lumberjills" - the women who worked in forestry during World War Two - has been unveiled in North Yorkshire.
The sculpture in Dalby Forest, near Pickering, is a steel fabrication of a felled tree and two lumberjills.
Some 9,000 British women were recruited to work in forestry during the war.

1 comment:

  1. That's fascinating. I had no idea of the existence of the ' lumberjills '. A lot of people, including members of my family, were 'landgirls' working the farms while the males were away at war, but I had no idea about those who worked in the forests.