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Herring Girls and Hiring Fairs

Memories of Northumberland Coast and Countryside



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Herring Girls and Hiring Fairs: Memories of Northumberland Coast and Countryside by Maureen Brook
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"Herring Girls and Hiring Fairs" draws together memories of growing up, going to work and raising a family in the villages of Northumberland during the 20th century. From home to school or playground, and on to working life, we eavesdrop on a different age and learn about schooling and playground games, about teachers and lessons. Then on to work and, for instance, what it was like to be trawlerman in the freezing seascape of Iceland, or a shepherd in the lonely Cheviot hills. How hands froze in the glacial conditions of the fish sheds of North Shields, or how humiliating it was to have to beg one's wages from a reluctant employer.

Table of Contents

Home and Family Chores, treats and freedom Healthy living Memories of the Great War Schooldays Village trades The Pit On the Farm Fisherforlf of Newbiggin Trawlermen Herring Girls The busdriver Upstairs Downstairs Going Out A new Family Customs The Long Walk
Release date NZ
November 16th, 2005
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
80 archive photographs
Newcastle Libraries & Information Service
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