A TALK on the history of the English housekeeper will give an insight into the role and responsibilities of the female servant.

Following on from the success of Belinda Alexander's talk on English eccentricities and traditions at Kiplin Hall, near Scorton, she is set to return on Thursday, August 23.

Records from historic houses give an insight in the role and responsibilities of the English housekeeper. Census records and archive research have brought to light information about Mrs Jocelyn, who was the housekeeper at Kiplin Hall from the 1860s to the 1880s.

The talk will also illustrate the role of the housekeeper in society.

Tea Room Talks – The English Housekeeper takes place at 2pm. Tickets for this presentation are £20, including afternoon tea. Book in advance on 01748-818178 or info@kiplinhall.co.uk.