177: Knocker Uppers

177: Knocker Uppers

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177: Knocker Uppers

Stop snickering Americans, it’s not what you think. Starting with the industrial revolution in the UK, people were employed as human alarm clocks, waking people up for their shifts at work. It was a job that was particularly popular with women and elderly men as a way to make extra pocket money and help to support their families.

Mary Anne Smith with her pea shooter

A helpful fellow “knocking people up”

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