1866 - Labourers’ Pay

Labourers Pay – 150 ‘established’ men @ 14 shillings a week, 220 1st class labourers @ 13s-6d, and 800-900 2nd class labourers @ 13 shillings a week.

220 of these men worked for the timber inspector and 30 for the Master Attendant. About 60 worked all year round from 6am to 6pm at the rate of 3 shillings a day, and about 150 assisted skilled mechanics @ 2s-6d a day.

It was common for labourers to have a second job as night watchmen or waiters in Music Halls.