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A 'Timber Jill'

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posted on 2024-06-05, 19:51 authored by Their Finest Hour Project Team

Betty Miller was from Cheltenham and became a Timber Jill (Women's Timber Corps) in the Forest of Dean. They did all the forestry work that was previously done by men, now conscripted into the forces. After the War she received a letter of thanks sent to the Timber Jill's and signed by Elizabeth R.


Item list and details

1. Uniform badges for the Women's Timber Corps 2. Group of 'Timber Jills' 3. Page from an album relating to Betty's time as a Timber Jill 4. Women's Timber Corps notes for 1943 5. Page from an album including Betty's letter of thanks

Person the story/items relate to

Betty Miller

Person who shared the story/items

Joy Avril Maisey

Relationship between the subject of the story and its contributor


Type of submission

Shared at Ahmadiyyah Mosque Hall, Warwickshire on 7 October 2023. The event was organised by Leamington History Group.

Record ID

94476 | LEA012-5