Wednesday 25 April 2007

Women Agricultaural Labourers 1872

Mr C.J. Whellams the organiser of the National Agricultural Labourers Union in Buckinghamshire in 1872 stated

"With respect to single women who earn from 3s - 4s a week that they did not get the wages of a general servant in London or £10 per year anywhere
he mentioned that women labourers were a bad principle and if young women obtained respectable situations they would not wear out their clothes as they did in the fields"

speaking at a National Union of Agricultural Labourers meeting on the evening of Friday 24th May 1872 at Chalfont St Peters Buckinghamshire