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CLIP 7898

Victorian maid: Martha's first day (audio)

Victorian maid: Martha's first day (audio)
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Key Info
  • Victorian maid: Martha's first day (audio)
  • Duration: 5:29
  • A mini-drama about what life was like for children working as servants in the Victorian era. It is Martha's first day as a maid. She arrives at the 'big house' at 7.00 am in the morning and is met by Mrs Arnett, the housekeeper. She changes into uniform and is introduced to Mr Jones, the butler, and to Sally, a chambermaid. When Sally plays a trick on Martha by spreading ash on her pinafore she knows her new life is going to present some challenges.
  • Subject:

    History

       Topic:

    Victorians: Child Labour

  • Keywords: Victorian, staff, domestic, scullery, curtsey, servant, chambermaid, school radio, schoolradio
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Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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