Bondagers : The History of Women Farmworkers in Northumberland and South-East Scotland
This book has been many years in the making, and is the most comprehensive and accessible work on the Bondage System for farm workers that existed in Northumberland and South-East Scotland throughout the Nineteenth and in the early part of the Twentieth Century.
Bondagers is published by the Glendale Local History Society, in part thanks to a grant from the North Northumberland Leader Gold Small Grants Scheme administered by Community Action Northumberland. Chairman, Roy Humphrey, said: The Society is delighted to have been able to help Dinah see her excellent book into print. The Bondage System was unique to Northumberland and South-East Scotland and it is particularly appropriate that the fullest account of this most fascinating subject has been written by a local author, printed to a high standard in Berwick, the archetypal Border town, and published by a local publisher, our Society. I believe it has every chance of becoming the standard work on the subject and that it will generate interest far beyond the immediate locality it deals with".
First published in 2008 by the Glendale Local History Society as ISBN 0-955-91320-9
Second edition published 2011 by Dinah Iredale as ISBN 978-0-9569905-0-1