Tuesday 3rd March 2015
Our Upstairs Downstairs was certainly an evening of two sides (as was intended). With the glamour of our flapper girls, having a crack at the Charleston (thanks to Sarah for showing us the steps). Some great costumes, you all totally looked the part!
We all enjoyed sipping a few cocktails and trying to look sophisticated! The downstairs element to the evening was illustrated excellently through the delicious authentic 1930s steamed puddings. Thanks to our bakers Mary, Kate and Beth.The theme of the evening was inspired by a book Mary has read about the life of a girl in service in the 1930s. Our plan had been for Mary to give a short talk on the background to it all. But alas time ran away with us (we were all having too much fun socialising over cocktails!). So here it is for you to read at your leisure Service in the 1930s. It really is worth a read as it does make you appreciate how far we have come (in many ways) in such a short time, thanks to Mary for compiling that.
And our final photo is the epitome of Upstairs Downstairs….the cook trying to dance the Charleston with a flapper girl!
Tuesday 7th April……Make Do and Mend