If anyone with an informed interest of our area were to come
across the document (below), he or she would automatically know that it originated from
the Arrow valley: this would be the case because of the surnames of the signaturies.
The names which we have marked seem to be common in the history of
Alcester and its satellite villages. The agreement, in fact, comes from Bidford-on-Avon.
(Due to technical limitations only a transcription is available at this time)
Transcription of agreement
|June 15th 1875
Terms agreed upon by the undersigned for wages to offer to the workmen from this date.
Time as usual 6 to 6 ordinary meal time included: no Beer - 14 shillings able-bodied men - 16 shillings head Carters and shepherds. 6 per day extra when haymaking to include overtime, one hour and a half to be allowed for meals, ordinary days. 5 shillings per day when harvesting all piece work to be settled by men and their employers. no beer to be given under any circumstances what so ever
| Peter Davis
William F. Holton
EB H. Bromford
Henry B. Slatter
Walter Wm. Hendley
Autumn 1995 Index