Work in progress
Many of us have an ancestor who worked in domestic service or who laboured on a farm or estate. Tatton Park employed many people in this way but very little is known about them.
A special project has been set up to try to discover more. Several volunteers are busy researching and checking through national archives to try to name people who may have been employed at Tatton and whose identity and history is hidden.
Was your relative one of our hidden histories? We would love your help in piecing together the story.
Work is progressing to try to highlight the lives and work of the servants in the kitchens at Tatton. The kitchens were at the forefront of the new technological innovations and very exciting for their time.
There is a motorised spit, a complex bell system, a modern cooking range, a refrigerator, water tanks and a fabulous selection of top class cooking implements.
Did you know that……..?
Tatton has its own railway line in the cellar?
Installed in the late 19th century with a turntable which was made in France.
Many landed estates grew flax to make linen for their beds?
Hence the name bed linen? We are looking at the linen cupboards to see if we can discover the Tatton story.
The Prince and Princess of Wales stayed at Tatton in 1887?
They were attending the opening of the Royal Jubilee Exhibition in Manchester. This was a huge promotion for the city and held to celebrate Queen Victoria’s Jubilee.
Keep a look out here for further updates
Hidden Histories Volunteer