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The Royal Burgh of Dumfries

Feeing Fair in High Street, Dumfries

Description:
Farm Servants in Scotland were engaged for a term of six months and when the six months were up either the farmer or the farm servant could decide not to extend the period, in which case the farm servant either arranged privately to go to another farm, or went to the Feeing Fair and there offered his or her services. This was a really bad system.
Materials/Media:
photograph
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Digital Number:
DMPG276n
Creation Date:
c1900
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council