International Women's Day is a global celebration of the achievements of women. To highlight the excellent work women do in the heritage and conservation sector the SPAB caught up with women on site, at their offices or in their workshops to find out why they love their jobs and what buildings inspire them.
Joanne Needham is a caseworker for the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings. She deals with both secular and ecclesiastical cases in the north west of England.
This March, the SPAB will dedicate its blog to some of the women currently working in conservation as well as some historical figures instrumental in furthering the conservation movement: thespab.wordpress.com