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On this day: ‘Strong girl wanted’ – a Victorian Lichfield Mercury…

11 Aug 17

On this day, August 12 1892, the Lichfield Mercury carried its usual large number of wanted advertisments for servants.

For example, a ‘highly respectable’, middle-aged gentleman living at 22 Dam Street required a housekeeper with good references, and Mrs Asher of Bore Street wanted a general maid, ‘about 16’.Then there was Mrs Sturgess of Wood End, Shenstone who wanted ‘a strong girl’ to work in a farmhouse, saying that a farmer’s daughter aged 16…


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