This image was inspired by a book I am reading at the moment The Rowan Tree.
It is about the women drovers who travelled twice a year from Wales to Smithfield Market in London.
to sell the cows in the 1800.
They would walk along behind the herd of cows and bulls ,
Their main job was to look out for stray animals.
To keep themselves busy as the walked they would knit, they wore aprons with big pockets
at the front to put the knitting in, unbelievable they would knit as they slowly walk along usually making stocking
which they would sell when they got to London,
also they would weed the farmers fields when they stopped for breaks, and get paid for this,
Unfortunately on the road was a hazardous place to be and some of the woman got killed by stampeding animals,
The image is the ghosts of the lost women