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Online Talk: Below Stairs: Servants at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House

What did servants do on a daily basis and what was a life ‘in service’ like? Anthony Burton reveals tantalising glimpses of those ‘below stairs’ at 84 Plymouth Grove before looking to contemporary sources to discover more about Victorian servants. The middle classes often complained of the ‘Servant Problem’, but how were relations between the Gaskell family and their servants? Find out more in this illuminating talk by Anthony Burton.

The talk will be approx 45 mins long, with time for a short question session afterwards
Tickets £4

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7th Apr 2021

7pm - 8pm

We've got a house...it certainly is a beauty...I must try and make the house give as much pleasure to others as I can.’

Elizabeth Gaskell, in a letter to her friend Eliza Fox in 1850.