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Hiring of farmservants and flitting on term days.

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Title - Hiring of farmservants and flitting on term days.
Contributors - Maggie Jane Crawford; Wat Crawford
Reporters - Dr Emily Lyle

Summary - Hiring of farmservants and flitting on term days.

Hiring markets were held at Hawick, Jedburgh, St Boswells and Earlston about six weeks before the half-yearly term days. In Hawick hiring used to take place outdoors, but latterly was inside in the mart. There was a big dance in the Hawick town hall afterwards. On term day farmservants flitted [moved house] with their belongings and children piled into a cart and sometimes someone playing a fiddle. Wat Crawford speaks of a time when he flitted as a farmservant.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:04:24
Date Recorded - 1983.05.24
Language - English, Scots
Genre - Information
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 81398
Original Tape ID - SA1983.058
Original Track ID - SA1983.058
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R



Recording Location:
  County - Roxburghshire
  Parish - Cavers
  Village - Denholm

Item Notes - The term days were the days to which farmservants' six-monthly contracts ran.

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