Cambridgeshire History

This guide was last updated in 2009

Cambridgeshire History: Agriculture and the Labourer

Although concerned mainly with Cambridgeshire and containing some information specific to that county, this is one of the most accessible introductions to the life of an agricultural labourer available online.

In accessible language, it explains the different types of employment, the nature of agricultural work, the tools used, the jobs that were allocated to women and children, community customs, leisure pursuits, and the impact of war and legislature on quality of life.

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