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07-02-2011, 12:00 PM
In 1881 Joseph GREEN (House decorator and Innkeeper) resided at 6, Old Market Place, Sudbury, Suffolk. Can anyone point me to a source where I might find the name of the Inn.
I am interested to see that his ten-year-old daughter (Ada Priscilla GREEN) is employed as an assistant barmaid. Putting aside any comments that might arise from placing that fact in a modern context, how common would that have been at that time?
07-02-2011, 12:17 PM
According to the following source, the pub was called the George , previously known as the George & Dragon.
Looks like they got their data from ...
I wouldn't have thought it was particularly unusual to employ a 10 year as an assistant barmaid, given also that she was a family member. There was an interesting BBC documentary called "The Children Who Built Victorian Britain." I believe it is currently on Iplayer. It didn't mention barmaids as far as I can remember but it did go a little into child labour laws and allowable working hours. Just a thought if you are interested.
07-02-2011, 12:18 PM
the pub was called the George
Confirmed by the 1871 census.
RG10/1716 folio 201 page 18 (reference to record held by TNA)
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