Mary Smith ‘Knocker-up’ Good Morning Luv

A ‘Knocker-up’ was hired to ensure that people would wake up on time for their jobs. Mary Smith earned sixpence a week shooting dried peas at sleeping workers’ windows in East London in the 1930s

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But who woke the knocker-up?
The knocker-up only went to bed after they’d woken everyone else up. They slept during the day. Worse for the people being woken up at 4AM to go out to work in the cold!

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