Victorian maid - The Miserable Life of a Victorian Maid of All Work

She was responsible for anticipating the movements of the diners at the table and handing them what they need.

Victorian Era Servants in homes: Duties and rules

That is why the second chambermaid would be found useful.

The servants had their duties allotted and were required to wear a uniform.

Description: Thus the chambermaid was responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of the house and maintain the hygiene of the household.

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Other servants were the Land Steward, House Steward, Butler, Housekeeper, Cook or Chef, FirstSecond Footman, Footman, Head Nurse, Nurse, Under cook, Page of Tea Boy, Head Groom or Stable Master, Groom, Stable Boy, Head Gardener, Game Keeper, ground Keepers, Governess, Gatekeeper and lastly Scullery Maid.
The scullery maid painting from 17th c Much care was taken to ensure that the brushes used for cleaning the walls, the flooring, or windows were not the same ones used for cleaning up utensils.

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