Manor House Miss Morrison
"When I go to the cinema to see the period films, I'm not looking at the stars, I'm looking at the dresses." Miss Morrison, lady's maid
Miss Morrison
Miss Morrison

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The Lady's Maid: Daily Duties

For a big event, even the lady's maid comes down to help out in the kitchen
For a big event, even the lady's maid comes down to help out in the kitchen

Edwardian Life

A Typical Day in the House

How to Address the Family

The People: Eva Morrison

Eva: Thoughts After Leaving the House

What expectations did you have about entering Manor House?
I was very interested in going back to 1905 to re-live my grandmother's life

What do you feel you've learnt?
How hard it must have been for the suffragette women to take a stand in a man's world. They were very very brave.

What did you like least?
Miss Anson's constant alterations to her clothes

What did you miss most from the 21st century? Did you ever give in to temptation?
My family and my steam iron, also my radio for world news

What did you like and dislike most about the Edwardian era?
I did like being treated like a lady

I did not like the food

If you could have your time at the Manderston again is there any one thing that you would have done differently?
Not so much washing

Any other stories you want to tell?
My grandmother Margaret 'Meg' Mitchell Dunlop left a small village in West Lothian at the age of fourteen and started working at Antrim Castle in Ireland in 1910 and came back to Scotland just before the first world war started.

She later had a very successful nursing career in Glasgow and brought up five of a family.

My grandmother's stories all came true for me and I am so grateful to my mother and my daughter for letting me take 3 months out of my 2002 life to live an Edwardian life and keeping everything going at home.

I now know how very very lucky I have been.


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