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Just a general question which I'm sure somebody will know the answer to.
On the railway records on ancestry it gives pay rates. Is this a weekly pay rate? If so is it weekly for both GWR and LNWR?
25-08-2011, 8:19 PM
Depends what you're looking at. Skimming a variety of registers, they specify whether annual, weekly or daily. What sort of amounts?
Here are the ones I have:
1889 - A labourer at 15/.
1892 - A saddler at 24/.
1899 - A labourer at 6/.
1907 - A furnace labourer at 19/.
1919 - A Shop Clerk Offices at 42/.
1936 - A mill shop labourer at 28/.
1920 - A 3rd Class Engine Driver at 17/. - this is on a full career record which includes various pay rates, but it doesn't specify if its weekly etc. The rate I have put here is just one example of many different rates during a career.
25-08-2011, 8:36 PM
Look like weekly rates to me.
Here's one set out explicitly
Porter 12/- a week, 1/8 a day, £31-4-0 a year.
Many thanks for clearing that up for me.
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