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Domestic Servants in Edwardian Harrogate

March 2019

Dr Paul Jennings gave a talk which provided an intriguing insight into the world of domestic service in Harrogate during the Edwardian age. The statistics Paul unearthed showed the different types of service open to the largely female workforce. If the Edwardian period was the high point of domestic service in Harrogate, it was dealt a fatal blow by the two World Wars and the inexorable rise of many other employment opportunities, particularly for women, in shops, factories and offices.

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