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FREE TALK: The Servant Problem: the Employers’ View

Servants were employed in Elizabeth Gaskell’s time by almost everyone except the very poor.  And almost everyone grumbled about them.  One book about the servant problem was called The Greatest Plague of Life.  At least many of the grumbles took the form of (rather bad) jokes: this talk may make you smile.

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.

6th 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