19th September 2019

  • Location: St Mark's Church Hall, 8 Alma Road, Reigate RH2 0DA
  • Time: 20:00 - 21:45
  • Cost: Visitors £3 on the door

Talk on behalf of Reigate and District Family History Group. Author Tessa Boase tells us about the life of those working 'below stairs' in the large country houses.

'The Housekeeper’s Tale' draws on entirely new sources to tell the extraordinary stories of the women who ran some of Britain’s most prominent households. There is an unwanted pregnancy, a forbidden love affair, a prison sentence and several cases of summary dismissal. Far from the cosy, complacent world of Mrs Hughes in Downton Abbey, real housekeepers worked surprisingly hard, often in humiliating circumstances, for very little financial reward. This was not, as it turns out, such a cushy job.

All Welcome.

Author's books will be on sale. Refreshments, raffle and small bookstall. Doors open 7.30pm. Parking available.

Start time of event: 20:00

End time of event: 21:45

Cost of event: Visitors £3 on the door

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