Life for the servants of Erddig Hall

In this exclusive web film, Ruth Goodman tells us what life was like for the 19th century servants working at Erddig Hall in North Wales. She examines the fine collection of staff portraits, unusually all commissioned by the masters of the house, and finds out how the design of the building forced the upstairs and downstairs worlds to collide. She also takes a look at the recently found postcard collection of Lucy Hitchman, the final nanny to have served the family, and inside it uncovers details of her secret romance with an Erdigg stable boy...

Credits

Role Contributor
Series ProducerAlan Holland
PresenterDan Snow
PresenterSian Williams
ParticipantSheila Hancock
ParticipantMichael Douglas
Executive ProducerEamon Hardy

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