Event: The UK Softwood Conference 2019
Dates: Wednesday 6 March 2019
Location: 8 Northumberland Avenue, London
About the event
The event, sponsored by James Latham, brings together leading suppliers, importers and traders to present and discuss the latest market news in the softwood trade in UK and Europe.
For the first time this year it will be celebrating International Women’s Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women – while also marking a call to action for accelerating gender balance.
As part of this celebration Joanna Foat, author of Lumberjills – Britain’s Forgotten Army, will be talking about her book. Joanna 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 Lumberjills.
These ‘Lumberjills’, as they were affectionately known, replaced the men who had answered the call to war, carrying out the arduous tasks of felling, shedding, loading lorries and trains and sawmilling timber all over Scotland. A large percentage of this was mining timber, used to keep Britain’s engine turning during these difficult times.