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Timber! Are you tough enough to be a lumberjill?

Duration: 02:33

Two women, generations apart discuss their gruelling work as foresters. Eighty-seven-year-old Edna Holland joined the war effort at age seventeen as part of the Government’s Women’s Timber Core. They were nicknamed ‘lumberjills’. Seventy years on women like twenty-one-year-old Sarah Bell are still felling trees in the same area as Edna but with the aid of modern technology. Edna and Sarah spoke to Caz Graham for Woman’s Hour.

Available since: Mon 24 Sep 2012

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Woman's Hour Tarzan's Jane, police widows, Bangladeshi women, Lumberjills

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First broadcast: 21 Sep 2012

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