A ploughman, a shepherd, a cowherd, a dairyman all earned 3 shillings in 1350
This is equivalent to £64.30 in today’s wages.
A farm labourer earns 2s 6d, with beer in 1793, equivalent to £7 now
A woman during haymaking and the harvest in 1793 earned 1s a day, equivalent to £2.80 now
Weeding oats in the fens was worth 8s an acre in 1813, which is equal to £13.58 now
A score of eggs (20) in 1813 was 10d, equivalent to £1.42 now
Heritage Day 2009