STATARMUSEUM – NOBILITY – FARM HANDS


Yesterday we visited the ‘statar’ museum in Skåne at Torup Castle.

‘Statare’ (state system) = full-time-year employed farm hands working on large farms. The men in the fields and in the forest while the women milked. The salary was in the form of food ( state). Many families, many children in one long statar houses! 

Many moved every year in hope of a better life. They had to move on a special day. ‘Movingday’. Then the roads were full of carts and wagons.

At the end of the 19th century there were about 35,000 state families. The system was abolished in 1944.

The states at Torup’s castle thought they had a  rather good situation … ‘they got a pair of shoes every year … and the kids got orange and apple for Christmas …’

Interesting visit. You can sit in a homely environment and enjoy coffee in old china cups and homemade cakes.

Everything at the museum is now well maintained and painted. Even the outdoor privy ! 

Igår besökte vi STATARMUSEET i Skåne vid Torups slott.

Statare (statsystemet) = Helårsanställda som arbetade på stora jordbruk. Männen på fälten och i skogen, medan kvinnorna mjölkade. Lönen var i form av natura (s k stat). Många familjer, många barn i en statarlänga.

Många flyttade varje år med hopp om ett bättre liv. De tvingades flytta på en speciell dag. På ‘Fardagen’. Då trängdes flyttlassen med kärror och vagnar på vägarna.

Vid1800-talets slut fanns ca 35000 statarfamiljer. Systemet avskaffades 1944.

Statarna på Torups slott ansågs ha det ganska bra… ‘de fick ett par skor varje år…och barnen fick apelsin och äpple till jul…’

Intressant besök. Man kan sitta i hemtrevlig miljö och njuta av kaffe i gamla porslinskoppar och hembakade kakor.

Allt på museet var nu fint underhållet och målat. Även utedassen!



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