THE VICTORIAN HOUSEMAID’S DAY AT EMO COURT Anne Conway was the name of one of the housemaids at Emo Court. This is how Anne spent her day: 5.30am Clean kitchen floors 6.30am Clean out fireplaces and set fires 7.30am Empty chamberpots 8.30am Servants’ breakfast 9.00am Family breakfast 9.30am Prayers 10.00am Clear and clean up after breakfast, dust and polish 12.00pm Family lunch followed by servants’ lunch 1.30-3pm Clear and clean up after lunch 3– 5.00pm Free time 5 – 5.30pm Help with dinner preparation 5.30pm Servants’ tea 7.00pm Family dinner 8.00pm Clear and clean up after dinner 9.00pm Servants’ supper 10.00pm Prayers 10.30pm Bedtime Complete the chart below showing Anne’s working day: Activity Hours Cleaning and household duties Prayers Meals for family and self Free time for herself Sleeping Using the information above, can you complete the pie chart overleaf in 4 different colours? The pie chart is divided into 24 hours, each part representing one hour. Label each section with the activity that the maid would be doing. Answer: Cleaning and household duties 8 hours; Prayers 1 hour; Meals for family and self 6 hours; Free time 2 hours; Sleeping 7 hours.