A grondwerker (literally: ground worker) was a digger. Diggers could be employed by builders, to dig foundation trenches, or by canal builders. It was hard, low-paying work.
Dutch term – Grondwerker
19 September 2022 by Yvette Hoitink Leave a Comment
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