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					        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.

				
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