Songsheet of 'The March of the Women', 1911. Songsheet in the suffragette colours of purple, green and white, showing women and children marching with the banner of the Women's Social and Political Union, demanding votes for women. This anthem was written by Ethel Smyth in 1911 and was dedicated to Emmeline Pankhurst, a leading campaigner in the suffragette movement.
My inspiration for this week is the Women’s Timber Corps. This was the organization formed during the second world war to employ women in the field of forestry. Basically, Rosie the Riveter’s outdoorsy cousin. As you can imagine, this was not easy work. These women, typically recruited in their late teens, knocked down trees, transported the timber to the sawmill, and processed the timber at the mill.