Activities and inventions

From the top to the bottom of society people were very much more active in the 18th Century than in the late 2Oth.At the bottom agricultural labourers aided by horses did by hand ploughing, sowing seeds and harvesting, their teenage children were mostly employed as servants, their wives worked most of the hours of the … Continue reading “Activities and inventions”


The status of servants varied from very low to being highly respected members of society. For young women and many young men of the lower classes domestic service was the main employment available. It was the first job after school and as most of the posts were ‘live in’ was an important stage in their … Continue reading “Servants”