Playing servants

“I took this shot because of the starchy look of the front entrance and the horse’s steps. I went back there with my school and I played the servants. I was a kitchen-maid, and we made lemonade, and helped make marmalade, and rolled out the pastry. From the front entrance, it looks very neat and – everything would be in the right place – but when you go in there, it’s sort of…well, a bit all over the place!”

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  • We love the front view of the house and it looks so posh and neat. We wished we could play servants as well.

    By Rebecca and Katie (07/01/2005)
  • I went on the same sort of trip to Preston Manor with my school many years ago. I remember my mum working till the early hours to get my chambermaid outfit ready! Great tour Jessica.

    By Kelly (14/03/2005)
  • I liked it when we cleaned the shoes and cleaned the posh bedroom.

    By Shanice (20/05/2005)
  • I liked it when we made lemonade and cleaned the shoes.

    By Harrison (20/05/2005)
  • We got to do cooking with the housekeeper.

    By Emma (20/05/2005)
  • I loved it baking some apples and looking in the graveyard.

    By Harry (20/05/2005)
  • I loved pretending to be a servant.

    By Daisy (20/05/2005)
  • It was fun and I loved it.

    By Ellie (20/05/2005)
  • I liked Preston Manor because we got to make baked apples.

    By Molly (20/05/2005)
  • It was a great place especially for children. And I would recommend it to other people.

    By Isobel (20/05/2005)
  • It was a brilliant trip, I just wish it had a reenactment day.

    By Amalie (17/04/2006)
  • My daughter went on a school trip where they dressed up and acted out the servant roles. Because she had a great time I took my other children and it was lovely. I grew up round the corner and spent a lot of time in the grounds and surrounding parks. It is a lovely day out, and don’t miss a walk in the gardens and church yard.

    By Claire Williams (04/05/2006)

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