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FREE TALK: The Daily Grind: the Servants’ View

There are very few accounts by servants themselves of their life; probably they were too tired to reflect on it.  But from other sources, we can reconstruct their duties and conditions.  This talk describes some of their tasks, tells how they ate, dressed and slept, and hints at how they felt.

This talk is given by Anthony Burton and is included in admission.

Elizabeth Gaskell’s House is run by Manchester Historic Buildings Trust (charity no. 1080606) and all money gained through private tours, talks, room hire and ticket sales goes towards the ongoing maintenance and running costs of the house. If you would like to support the house with an additional donation you can do so by making a donation at the House, by joining the Friends of Elizabeth Gaskell’s House or by making an online donation via this link.

3rd Mar 2019

1.30pm - 2.15pm


Plans are like a card-house-if one gives way, all the others come rattling about your head

Elizabeth Gaskell, 1864