Old Time Occupations

Subject: Re: Occupations of long ago (or was it only yeaterday?)
Date: Wed, 9 Dec 1998 01:05:55 -0800 (PST)Resent-
From: OHIO-VALLEY-L@rootsweb.com
Date: Wed, 09 Dec 1998 09:10:49 +0000
From: emb4@tutor.open.ac.uk (Eddie Bennett)
To: OHIO-VALLEY-L@rootsweb.com Jim McLefresh gives a very good list of occupations. I have 
been wondering what a clicker was since finding one in the census the other day. In England at 
least, some of the terms on Jim's list are still in use. The ones I see in this category 
Artificer - still used in the Royal Navy and possibly the army, I think.
Brazier Chandler - boat and ship suppliers call themselves chandlers
Docker, Stevedore
Dowser Draper - but not as Jim says 'dealer in dry goods' but a retailer of cloth or articles 
made of cloth.
Drayman - some of our breweries still deliver by horse dray. A great sight but frustrating 
for drivers in parts of London
Farrier Glazier Journeyman Joiner Leech - we definitely have these, but a lot of them are 
lawyers ;~)
Maltster Mason - come on, you must still have these
Plumber - what do you call people who fix leaks and install water systems over there ? 
Porter Puddler - It was a skilled job in the tin plate process. 
Rigger Saddler Thatcher - still a few of those are around 
Tinker Victualer


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