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Do you know how people lived in Georgian Britain? Most of them didn’t go to Bath to take the waters, nor live in towns. Most of them, 80%, worked on the land, were very poorly paid and lived in crowded and dilapidated cottages. All Dorset villages were like this. We have found some bills which show just what the farm labourers were being paid, their names, and what work they were doing throughout the year.

If you would like to know more about them come along to our new major exhibition 28 – 30 August in the Reading Rooms and St James Church Milton Abbas. The farming year is just one of the many features that we will be showing.

To find out more click here.

We very much look forward to discussing all our recent findings with you.

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