From the Archive: A cold start for the housemaid

Duties of Housemaid To be downstairs by 6 a.m. To open shutters and light fires To call Mr & Mrs Marriott at ¼ before 7 o’clock To dust dining room & sitting rooms & be ready for prayers at 8.30 To make beds & do bedrooms, sweep & dust front staircase Servants’ dinner 12.15 To dress and be ready to answer front door bell in afternoon To take schoolroom tea at 5.15…

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