Saturday, June 22, 2013

A Traditional Midlands Knocker.

A Traditional Midlands Knocker.
This particular job dates back to the early time of the Industrial revolution in the Midlands, long before the use of alarm clocks were cheap and affordable by the average factory worker. The saying by some folks today still ask a guest, "What time would you like to be knocked up?" Like much of the English meanings today, there are different meanings to the saying today, though I do believe there are a group of Morris Dancers that use the word Knocker's in their name.
Sad to say that today the name portrays an unlawful profession!

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