Wednesday, 9 December 2015

A Day in the Life of a Victorian Servant

Today we heard about a normal day in the life of a Victorian servant. Their day started at 6am and ended at 11.30pm. It involved lots of cleaning, carrying, fetching, washing and tidying.



There were also rules for the servants:


We went to the hall to act out some of the chores.

We had people lighting fires...


Taking afternoon tea to the family upstairs...


More fire lighters...


Taking the scraps to the pigs...


Washing and drying the dishes...


Washing the dishes..


Serving food...


Preparing food...


Cleaning the grate...


Collecting logs, cleaning the grate and making the fire...


Making the fire...


Using the bellows...


Cleaning the floor...


We also thought about things children would do in the workhouse. We remembered ripping the ropes,
beating the carpets and sewing.

It was a really hard life. These days we have lots of gadgets to help us, thankfully.



















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