Life in early 20th century Britain

'Growing up in Gloucestershire'

We had a house full of servants in those days. My father had a chauffeur, and we had a butler, we had a nanny, but we were strictly brought up, and when we had been for a walk in the park, for instance, when we came into the hall, we were told we were not to speak until we got to the top floor.

We were never allowed to go up the staircase in the front, and if by any chance we met my father when we were coming in from our walk, we had to keep our hats on, and we had to keep our left hand glove on, take off our right hand glove, and shake hands if we were asked to do so.

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