In this episode, Hon. Edith Dillon Mahon provides further insights into life at baronial Clonbrock incl on how a rigid social divide existed even amongst servants; on the huge stables at Clonbrock that housed animals, stable boys & a range of carriages, & on the formidable four aunts that lived at Clonbrock.
Edith’s story is brilliantly read by Valerie Thornton.
A great Victorian & Edwardian landed estate employed an army of servants & farmhands.There was though a high degree of social snobbery amongst & between the different types of people serving the needs of the aristocratic owners.Female solidarity did not normally exist either amongst the women of the house’s aristocratic family. The young wife of the heir apparent was often treated with coldness by his resident sisters.