Dictionary of Old Trades, Titles and Occupations
In our own time, the world of work has changed enormously and some of the once familiar names and terms have fallen into disuse only to be understood with the help of a dictionary. For instance, who now know what buddle boys, claquers, dobbers, hokey pokey men, rogue spotters and sperviters are?Colin Waters’ excellent dictionary explains the function of nearly 4,000 old trades, titles and occupations, and contains over 70 illustrations. It is a comprehensive reference book that will be widely welcomed and is sure to become a much used companion; especially to all those interested in family, social and local history.
Colin Waters is a lecturer and writer and is the author of A Dictionary of Saints’ Days, Fasts, Feasts and Festivals and Family History on the Net.