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Farm workers' contractual conditions in East Lothian in the...

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Title - Farm workers' contractual conditions in East Lothian in the...
Contributors - Agnes Dobson
Reporters - Dorothy Quevert

Summary - Farm workers' contractual conditions in East Lothian in the late 19th century.

Farm workers' contracts ran from one 28th May [the 'term day'] till the next. When hiring, farmers could identify farm workers looking for work by the fact that they were standing with one or two women and a lad. Every man on the farm had to bring a worker. Mrs Dobson's father had two workers (his daughters) and a son. A young boy would drive an odd horse. A bigger chap would be hired to drive a pair.


Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:02:07
Date Recorded - 1969
Date of Content - 1880 to 1899
Language - English
Genre - Information
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 4638
Original Tape ID - SA1969.194
Original Track ID - SA1969.194.A1G
Audio Quality - Poor
Audio Format - R2R



Recording Location:
  County - Berwickshire


Item Location:
  County - East Lothian

Item Notes -

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