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, … Continue reading The Daily Grind: the Servants’ View