Manor House Ken Skelton
"When you see films like Titanic, you want to smell the smells and to know what that flat beer really tastes like. I'll can do that now - and I like maids." Kenny, hallboy
Ken Skelton
Ken Skelton

Watch the video diaries

The Hallboy: Daily Duties

Kenny and Tristan (the groom) relax at the fete
Kenny and Tristan (the groom) relax at the fete

Edwardian Life

A Typical Day in the House

How to Address the Family

The People: Ken Skelton

Kenny: On Entering the House

Why do you think you would be ideal for the role of hallboy in Manor House?
"My age is right - I am a smart, charming and charismatic person. I have a great sense of humour and a have a keen interest in maids..."

What skills have you got that are appropriate?
"Ability to take orders, well mannered, a little mischievous and good humoured are the qualities I possess and feel are needed."

"Having working as an activities coordinator, I am used to constantly carrying out orders, as well as organising staff to assist me."

What would you hope to gain from the experience?
"Since time-travel is impossible, the only chance to understand and experience how people reacted and were treated is through this sort of project."

"From this experience I would gain a wealth of knowledge that I will never have the chance to gain."


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