A dictionary of old trades, titles and occupations

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Countryside Books, 2002 - Business & Economics - 318 pages
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Since time began, people have not always felt they were doing the right job. But in a very real sense what they did defined who they were. This was particularly true when the structure of society was more rigidly set and social position was determined by trade or occupation rather than by achievement. In our own time, the world of work has changed enormously and some of the once familiar names and terms have fallen into disuse only to be understood with the help of a dictionary. For instance, who now knows what buddle boys, claquers, dobbers, hokey pokey men, rogue spotters and sperviters are? Colin Waters' excellent dictionary explains the function of nearly 4000 old trades, titles and occupations, and contains over 70 illustrations. It is a comprehensive reference book that will be widely welcomed and is sure to become a much used companion, especially to all those interested in family, social and local English history.

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Contents

Section 1
13
Section 2
15
Section 3
20
Section 4
23
Section 5
28
Section 6
32
Section 7
53
Section 8
56
Section 17
178
Section 18
192
Section 19
209
Section 20
217
Section 21
221
Section 22
224
Section 23
235
Section 24
239

Section 9
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Section 10
105
Section 11
111
Section 12
121
Section 13
127
Section 14
139
Section 15
160
Section 16
177
Section 25
241
Section 26
286
Section 27
292
Section 28
299
Section 29
300
Section 30
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