Annual UK Softwood Conference to support International Women’s Day

The annual UK Softwood Conference will be supporting International Women’s Day this year and a record number of women have registered to attend the event.

Organised by the Timber Trade Federation, it brings together hundreds of leading suppliers, importers and traders to present and discuss updates on the softwood market.

This year, as part of the International Women’s Day celebrations, Joanna Foat, author of ‘Lumberjills – Britain’s Forgotten Army’ will be talking about her book.

Foat discovered the story of the Lumberjills while she was a PR consultant for the Forestry Commission and spent four years researching and travelling the country to meet over 60 of the women.

The Lumberjills took over from men who had answered the call to war and carried out the tasks of felling, shedding, loading lorries and trains and sawmilling timber – a large percentage of which was mining timber – all over Scotland.

The conference will be held on Wednesday 6th March at 8 Northumberland Avenue, London.

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