Life as a servant at No1. Royal Crescent

Year 3 enjoyed an exciting visit to No1. Royal Crescent Museum this week. The beautiful Georgian house is presented as it would have been during the period 1776 - 1796 and the children learned about the lives of the servants and footmen, and explored 'upstairs' in the Master's study, dining rooms and bedrooms. It was even more atmospheric as the house had just been 'dressed' for Christmas!

Did you know that the Georgians used urine to soak their clothes in to remove stains before giving them a good rinse, and that 'Turnspit' dogs were used as kitchen utensils to turn the spit to roast meat? We also discovered that sugar was a very expensive luxury, and that the Housekeeper would have kept it under lock and key along with spices to ensure that they weren't stolen. What different times we live in!