Category Archives: Servants

For whom the bell tolls

“When visitors were expected it was customary for someone to wait in the Hall and when the carriage turned in the front gates to ring that bell to warn all the staff concerned, it then used to ring in the … Continue reading

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Miss Reynard goes visiting

The sighting of a fox running behind the Lion Terrace in the Manor gardens earlier this week brought to mind the following: On Saturday 24 September, 1870 the Grantham Journal reported “On Friday last, Mr Chatterbrook, the house steward of Harlaxton … Continue reading

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