Wagoner's Belt

Details

Categories A Year On the Farm
Theme(s) Arts and crafts,
Farming and agriculture,
People
Collection Wagons, carts and carriages
Date c.1900-1925
Object number 56/313
  • Description

This belt was given to a wagoner on his retirement, in recognition of his great skill. There was once a strict hierarchy on farms. Horsemen were at the top and worked with wagons and ploughs. Everyone knew their rank, referring to each other with terms such as ‘first man’ or ‘fourth boy’.