A knocker-up (sometimes known as a knocker-upper) was a profession in England and Ireland that started during and lasted well into the Industrial Revolution and at least as late as the 1920s, before alarm clocks were affordable or reliable. A knocker-up's job was to rouse sleeping people so they could get to work on time.

A knocker-up (sometimes known as a knocker-upper) was a profession in England and Ireland that started during and lasted well into the Industrial Revolution and at least as late as the 1920s, before alarm clocks were affordable or reliable. A knocker-up's job was to rouse sleeping people so they could get to work on time.

+~+~ Antique Photograph ~+~+ Milk Maid and the Farm Hand, Whitby, North Yorkshire, England - Late 1800s.

+~+~ Antique Photograph ~+~+ Milk Maid and the Farm Hand, Whitby, North Yorkshire, England - Late 1800s.

Inniskilling Dragoon's helmet #dragoon #helmet

Inniskilling Dragoon's helmet #dragoon #helmet

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