Kelly, an office worker, is a huge fan of history - she just loves visiting stately
homes, and has often thought what it would have been like to live in one.
She comes into Manor House to replace Lucy the scullery
maid, who only lasted two days on the job!
Although Kelly claims she's not frightened of hard work, it seems like she's
accepted the hardest job in the house - will her view of life in a stately home
be changed forever?
"I feel that I should have been born in the past, and find it fascinating
to think that people lived like that, it was only 85 years ago that my Nan
would have being doing a very similar job. The chance for me to step back in
time is now within reach!"
The rules make it quite clear - a scullery maid should know her place.
"As scullery maid you are the lowest
ranking servant of all the female Staff. Positioned directly below the
kitchen maid in order of
seniority, you answer directly to her and the
chef de cuisine who is
head of the Kitchen Department."
It has been estimated that in Manor House, the scullery maid had to clean,
scour and scrub over four hundred knives, forks, pots and pans every day. And all this was
without washing-up liquid. All she had to work with was soda crystals - really hard on
The scullery maid had the smallest bedroom, ate with the hall boy on a separate table
from the other servants, and would only ever be allowed upstairs for morning prayers