|Jennie Jerome, standing (mother of Sir Winston Churchill) with her mother, sisters and families|
|Night view of a Manor House|
|Real life Butler Geoffrey Dymond at Manderston House in Scotland|
|The staircase at Manderston: Wine and sandwiches anyone?|
|Servants at Petworth House-The cook looks well fed!|
This is the story of footmen and scullery maids overseen by the butler and the housekeeper, who serve milord and milady. As my great-great-grandmother worked as a kitchen maid in a great house in the north of England in the 1850s, I have much sympathy for the below stairs staff (Daisy is one of my favourite Downton characters-I hope she falls for William soon) but I also enjoy seeing how the other 1% lived and loved!
|The kitchen at Dunham Massey House|
So if you are ready for a nice lead-in to Downton Abbey this Sunday night, tune in to Secrets of the Manor House at 8 o'clock and get in that Edwardian mood. Mmmmm....can you smell the fresh air now?
|Dunham Massey House|