History of women in 100 objects: Three-legged milk stool

Women worked in many areas of agriculture, but dairying is a skilled occupation, which is traditionally seen as women’s work.  It was physically taxing and required long hours of labour in the fields. Milking stools, helped milkmaids to get down to the level of a cow’s udders to milk more easily, their three- legged design made them more stable on uneven ground. The milk was carried in buckets suspended from the shoulders by a yoke.

Professor Maggie Andrews is a historian and author of 'A history of women in 100 objects'

Keywords: Worcester, Three-legged milk stool, Women

In Women, Worcestershire,

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Professor Maggie Andrews

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Simon Russell

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IDM Media

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Maggie Andrews, British Pathé, Mary Evans Picture Library

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