Lecture – East Yorkshire Hiring Fairs: The Highlight of the Rural Year – postponed

Wednesday 12 August 2020, 7pm

COVID-19 update
Due to the recent government advice on large gatherings and self-isolation, this lecture has been postponed. It may be held at a later event however, please keep checking Malton Museum’s website and social media for further updates.

*Malton Museum will be no longer be opening on the planned date of 11 April 2020.

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Malton was the venue for one of the biggest fairs and most years it was said, as the Yorkshire Herald did in 1910, that ‘the usual pleasure fair was held in the Market place, and the roundabouts, electric motor cars and other attractions did a good trade’. In 1931 the Hull Daily Mail said, ‘there was a big attendance of farm servants at Malton Martinmas hiring yesterday.
Strong waggoners were asking from £40 to £45, and foremen and shepherds £45 to £50. Strong lads with some experience were offered from £20 to £30 per anum.

How to find us
We are located on the B1248 Yorkersgate in Malton. Our nearest car parks are Market Place and Water Lane. Our postcode for sat nav instructions is YO17 7AB.

Booking Information
This event has limited places, please confirm your attendance by:
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