Regency Occupations

Did you know?

 

That a Chandler sold candles as well as basics such as cheese and bacon, a corner store type of establishment

 

That a Cheap-jack sold inexpensive metal objects such as knives at fairs

 

That a Costermonger sold fruit, vegetables and fish either at a stall, or a cart or barrow while walking street to street

 

That a Crossing sweeper kept major intersections of London clean of mud and muck for a small remuneration

 

That Mudlarks walked out into the mud of the Thames at low tide to scrounge for coal, rope, nails etc.

 

That an Orange girl could sell bootlaces or staylaces as well

 

That a Packman was a travelling peddler

 

That a Pieman was exactly that, but whose pies were as likely to be filled with mutton and eel as currants or gooseberries

 

That a Waterman described two different occupations: a man who rowed out to vessels on the Thames (requiring a seven year apprenticeship) or someone who watered horses