Holdenby House 2015

Year 1 visited Holdenby House to find out what life was like in Victorian times, they had a very hard day's work ahead!

  • Getting our jobs for the day

    Getting our jobs for the day

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    Getting our jobs for the day
  • what does a boot-boy do?

    what does a boot-boy do?

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    what does a boot-boy do?
  • The kitchen was huge and full of strange equipment

    The kitchen was huge and full of strange equipment

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    The kitchen was huge and full of strange equipment
  • Lots to be done

    Lots to be done

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    Lots to be done
  • The boys standing very smartly

    The boys standing very smartly

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    The boys standing very smartly
  • Boys and girls were never together

    Boys and girls were never together

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    Boys and girls were never together
  • Making the bed

    Making the bed

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    Making the bed
  • Mrs Bumbridge was very strict!

    Mrs Bumbridge was very strict!

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    Mrs Bumbridge was very strict!
  • Oh no - the chamber pot!

    Oh no - the chamber pot!

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    Oh no - the chamber pot!
  • Polishing the saddles and bags

    Polishing the saddles and bags

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    Polishing the saddles and bags
  • Cleaning the boots

    Cleaning the boots

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    Cleaning the boots
  • Polishing the brass

    Polishing the brass

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    Polishing the brass
  • The bootroom

    The bootroom

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    The bootroom
  • Phew - lots of elbow grease needed!

    Phew - lots of elbow grease needed!

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    Phew - lots of elbow grease needed!
  • Laying the table

    Laying the table

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    Laying the table
  • Possing the clothes

    Possing the clothes

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    Possing the clothes
  • Getting to grips with the mangle

    Getting to grips with the mangle

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    Getting to grips with the mangle
  • Then there's the ironing...

    Then there's the ironing...

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    Then there's the ironing...
  • and blackleading the range

    and blackleading the range

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    and blackleading the range
  • Pastry making

    Pastry making

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    Pastry making
  • Scrubbing out the ice-box

    Scrubbing out the ice-box

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    Scrubbing out the ice-box
  • Kneading the bread

    Kneading the bread

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    Kneading the bread
  • More mangling!

    More mangling!

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    More mangling!
  • And more ironing

    And more ironing

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    And more ironing
  • we had to wear gloves to clean the silver

    we had to wear gloves to clean the silver

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    we had to wear gloves to clean the silver
  • Chopping vegetables

    Chopping vegetables

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    Chopping vegetables
  • Cleaning the range

    Cleaning the range

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    Cleaning the range
  • The jam tarts are almost ready

    The jam tarts are almost ready

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    The jam tarts are almost ready
  • Some children got their work papers from Her Ladyship

    Some children got their work papers from Her Ladyship

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    Some children got their work papers from Her Ladyship
  • It was a bit scary...

    It was a bit scary...

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    It was a bit scary...
  • Her Ladyship wore very grand clothes...

    Her Ladyship wore very grand clothes...

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    Her Ladyship wore very grand clothes...
  • but underneath it was Mrs Ayling!

    but underneath it was Mrs Ayling!

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    but underneath it was Mrs Ayling!