Victorian Hiring Fairs

An important time of the year for any rural community, the Hiring, Mop or Statute Fair reached its peak popularity in the 19th Century as a way to seek and to provide employment.  This talk will outline:

  • How, when and where the fairs worked
  • The evidence they leave behind
  • The campaign against the fairs
  • Registration societies
  • Why the fairs declined as employment tools
  • Some of the other attractions provided

This talk is free to members of Berkshire Family History Society and we request a donation of £5 from non-members. Pre-booking is required, because the meeting link will emailed in advance. Booking ends one day before event. 

To join in this branch meeting, you will need a computer device which has a microphone and speakers. Ideally, also a webcam. You also need to be able to access emails from this device. First time users will be asked to download a small piece of software to join the meeting.  The meeting link will be emailed to you in advance. Technical help is available for those who need further assistance, please contact booking@berksfhs.org.uk .

Image: Miami U. Libraries – Digital Collections, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

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Non-members
£5
Available Tickets: 94

For non-members of Berkshire Family History Society

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Members
Free
Available Tickets: 94

For members of Berkshire Family History Society

The "Members" ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.
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Date

Tue 26 Nov

Time

Zoom doors open 19:15
19:30 - 21:30

Location

Windsor Branch Webinar
Windsor Branch Webinar
Zoom Video Conference
Category

Organiser

Windsor Branch - Berkshire FHS
Email
windsor@berksfhs.org.uk
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Speaker

  • Clare O'Grady
    Clare O'Grady

    Clare is a professional genealogist and qualified tutor with over 10 years professional experience.

    She has an MSc in Genealogical, Palaeographic and Heraldic studies from the University of Strathclyde and is a member of the Register of Qualified Genealogists and an associate member of AGRA.