No, No, NO!!!!!!!
Posted by Caroline on February 07, 1998 at 21:48:29:
In response to location, location, location!, written by P. Bingham on February 07, 1998 at 14:43:04
] If I lived in the country, my occupation might depend on what region. For instance, if I lived in the Midlands, in Leeds there were cloth manufacturers, weavers, sheep and turnips to name a few.
Since when has Leeds been moved to the Midlands?
If I lived in Southwestern England, a relatively poor area with little industry,
Actually it had plenty of industry....not heavy industry, like Iron and steel, but other , just as important. I'm thinking of the Cotswolds and the manufacture of woollen cloth for the army uniforms, the metal mining of Cornwall, The ropemaking of Dorset, the agriculture of all these areas.Not to mention the shipbuilding and food processing of Bristol,the weaving of Taunton, the burgeoning tourist industry of the Devon and Dorset coasts ......
Patricia, please! You have been asked several times to give sources for the information you give on this page. There are several reasons why we ask for this. One is so that interested parties can look it up for themselves if they so wish. Another is to make sure that we are sticking to the truth as much as we can. A third is to avoid archiving total gobbledygook that will confuse us later, and make us the laughing stock of any bona fide historian who comes accross our page.
What you have written above wouldn't pass in a grade 9(or its equivalent) History course in a British school. I know that because I'm a Brit, a historical geographer, and I have taught such courses! I could pick holes in just about every sentence you have written there.
If you wish to give us a run-down of every industry going in Britain in , say 1800, then I won't stop you. But if you put up such statements unsubstantiated, then expect to have them called into question, as they have been in the past. I hope you don't take this personally, It's not intended as a criticism of you, or of your right to post here, but I think you should be working under the same rules as the rest of us.
I might consider going to another town for work as farm wages here were very low (no competition for the labor of farm workers). If a wealthy family lived here, they might take me on as a servant opr a governess. I might just throw in the towel and go to London.
] If I lived in Northern England my choices would be fairly narrow too. This is where the coal mines were that supplies the coal to the rest of the country. It was hard to farm here, most of the region was uncultivated. If I were to farm it would be oats or sheep. Farm servants here lived in the farmstead with the family. My wages might not be very disappointing though. Farmsteads were miles apart and the coal meant a low cost of heating. I would be expensive labor due to the competition between the coal industry and the farmstead laborers. My choices here as a woman would be bleak, though. I leave it to your imagination. If the men did not work in the mines, perhaps they could work on a collier and as they made their trip with the coal down the east coast of England, perhaps they might be impressed into work by the British Navy which happened all the time!
] If I wanted to be a governess, that would depend upon my education too as well as my social status. If I came from a family of coal workers, being a governess may not ever enter my mind, even in my misery.
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