Wendy Freer returns for another of her fascinating talks. This one looks at what servants got up to when they weren’t working. Starting with everyday social interaction at mealtimes and free time, we’ll look at leisure activities and interests and what they did for entertainment – with or without the knowledge and approval of those upstairs. What happened on special occasions such as Christmas? Did they ever go on holiday? And what about the flirtations, courtships and seductions which were said to take place behind the green baize door? Based largely on memoirs and diaries of the servants themselves, this talk reveals all!

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