Aunt Agnes is the only person I know who went for the hirings. You had to stand at the Morpeth town hall and the Farmer would come and agree to hire you for 12 months. If you accepted he gave you a shilling; then at 3pm you climbed onto his cart and went away to work for him for 12 months. In the fields in the summer and in the house in the winter. when Aunt Agnes came home she went to a house to leave her earnings because her Father would want beer money off her.