In England and Ireland there was a profession that was called - Knocker-up or Knocker-upper.
She concludes that specially trained people woke everyone's job, instead of an alarm clock.
She was born during the Industrial Revolution and existed until the 20s of the 20th century.
This position was occupied mainly older people, but for an extra fee, and this work was entrusted to the local constable.
Mainly used long bamboo sticks, batons, sticks, but sometimes to wake the inhabitants of the upper floors, the windows shot peas.
1. Mary Smith earned sixpence a week, firing tubes windows peas in sleeping workers.