Lumber Jill: Christina Forrester (née Edgar)
First Name(s): Christina
Unmarried Surname: Edgar
Married Surname: Forrester
Date of Birth: 23.7.23
Place of Birth: Glasgow
Date Joined WTC: 1.9.42
Date Left WTC: 9.10.45
WLA Number: 1314
Previous occupation: Clerical Assistant at David J Clark
Reasons for joining: Had a choice between Munitions or Timber Corps.
Family’s reaction to joining: They were horrified! because I was a young lady going to chop down trees.
Pre-work training: Shandford Lodge, Brechin, learning to use an axe and saw.
Employed by: County War Agricultural Committee in Alyth, Perthshire
Type of work undertaken: Tree felling
Work liked most and least: Liked the routine and companionship, didn’t like bad weather.
Best and worst memories of time: Family coming to visit, death of Italian P.O.W. Joseph Martini.
Reactions of local people towards WTC: Very friendly.
Accommodation: Nissan Hut at, Bamff House (only billeted here as was Lumber Jill. Lord & Lady Ramsay owned the big house and lived there.
Name of other Land Girls/ Lumber Jills who worked or shared accommodation with:
- Nettie Primrose
- May Bell
- Helen Dempster
- Rae Watters
- Margaret Neil
- Cathy Buchanan
- Marie Friends
- Ina Brown
- Cathy Tainsh
Life after the war
Worked for Acme Wringer Company – Inspection (Quality Control)
How did work in the WTC effect our/ their life? It made me more mature and very muscly, although I was back to my usual size in a short time.
Name: C Forrester and I. Fraser (daughter)