The Housekeeper and the Scullery Maid

If you like nothing better than watching Downton Abbey and Upstairs Downstairs, Slow Food Aylsham is planning an evening you can’t afford to miss!  

On Saturday 16th April 2011 you’re invited to the Friendship Hall in Aylsham when Bunty Gotts and Liz Scott from nearby Blickling Hall will take on the characters of Mary Pitcher and Kathleen Watts, both of whom worked at Blickling in days gone by.  

Bunty and Liz, whose alter egos were Housekeeper and Scullery Maid respectively, will be talking about how the stately home was run from Victorian times, right up to the present day.

The pair have an almost encyclopaedic knowledge of Blickling Hall’s history and their presentation, which will see them dressed in appropriate period costume, is both amusing and informative.

There will also be the opportunity to discover more about Slow Food Aylsham, the local branch of an international organisation which boasts over 100,000 members worldwide.

The entire evening, which starts at 7.30pm, is free of charge and there will be light refreshments available – Freetrade tea and coffee plus homemade biscuits – as well as a free prize draw for a splendid basket of local produce, sourced in Aylsham Farmers’ Market.

Entry is by ticket only, available from Salad Days fruit & veg stall in Aylsham Market Place, by phoning 07970 077 506 or email [email protected].

The Friendship Hall is on the corner of Mill Lane and Cawston Road and for those with satnav, the postcode is NR11 6DS.

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