Not quite railroad related, so instead of in the prototype forum, I'll put it here.
Over on this side of the pond, our national Public Broadcasting Service (TV) recently played the series BBC did titled something like "Manor House"; about taking modern day Britons and setting them up in a manor house as if it were the Edwardian era. Each person was expected to fulfill the duties and role of a specific household worker or resident.
One thing they noted got me to thinking. The man and woman playing the owners of the home, as well as the narrator, pointed out that due to the somewhat strict social order of the day, things were expected to occur on a set schedule, every day. This included meals, and how one should dress for the meal. The participants noted it really cut into their time, and in effect was a limit on their freedom (at least compared to the social freedoms of today, I am assuming). Being it was the Edwardian era, I am sure it was somewhat less formal than the Victiorian era, but how in the world did Sir Arthur get anything accomplished if he was always expected to be dressed for dinner or tea?
I can't see Sir Arthur showing up in oily clothes after having played with one of the locos, or dirty from the shops ...
Last edited by JeffSaxton
on Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:41 pm, edited 1 time in total.
I'm spending the year dead for tax purposes!