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"My wages are a pound a week which isn't very fat" :-Glynn Waites analysis of the wages paid to staff employed at a rural Midland Railway station suggest that a porter would have been fortunate to earn a pound a week and that 15 shillings (75 new pence) would have been more typical. [ref: Waite, G. Whatstandwell Station Staff 1871 - 1908. Crich Parish website http://www.crichparish.co.uk/webpages/whatstandwellstationstaff.html]

 

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