bondager

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bondager

(ˈbɒndɪdʒə)
n
someone who performs bondservice; a bondman
Translations
bondageur
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Given the play she is starring in is called Bondagers some people have got the wrong idea - but the dirt only comes from the tons of earth which set the scene in the play about the lives of 19th century female agricultural labourers.
Jayd said: "Everyone I have spoken to, when I said I am doing a play called Bondagers, their mouth kind of falls open because they think it is something else and I am like, 'No, no, it is about these really awesome women who work on a farm in the 1800s'.
HIT Jayd with David Morrissey and Katherine Kelly in The Field of Blood and, centre, with Bondagers cast.
CREAM OF THE CROP Jayd researched the lives of the 19th century bondagers for her new play
1991 Sue Glover's Bondagers, about female labourers in the Borders, was hailed as a Scottish classic and continues to be revived to this day.
In a way bondagers were quite well off as they had cash in their pocket, which a hind's wife wouldn't have.
She'd already written a book on the subject - The Bondagers, published by Glendale Local History Society in 2008 - before deciding a turbulent period in the 1800s, which spelled the end for the bondage system, could prove an interesting basis for a drama.
The result is a true community effort which enlisted members of amateur dramatic societies, including those from Berwick, Wooler and Belford, to play the bondagers, hinds and families and, on the side of the gentry, the vicar and farmer and squire.
Bondagers was a term given to females in the 1800s who worked on large farms along Scotland's border with England.
The play, set on a Scottish farm in 1860, follows the experiences of these bondager women.
Other plays by women writers produced recently by Charabanc include Bondagers by Sue Glover, and Me and My Pal by Gillian Plowman.
Award-winning play, set in the Borders in the 19th century, tells the story of the Bondagers, the women workers of the great Border Farms of that period.