Hear about what the butler saw in Regency’s great houses

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DISCOVER the eccentricities of formal dining, table etiquette to wine adulteration, promiscuous seating and chamber pots in a fun history talk.

Dr Bob France will share the experiences of Steadman, the Regency butler, and tell tales from Petworth, Uppark and other great houses in the area. Dorothy Bone, from the Emsworth Maritime and Historical Trust, which is hosting the event, said: ‘This will be an irreverent and amusing but historically accurate talk.’

It takes place in the Mountford Rooms, Emsworth Community Centre, North Street, at 7.30pm on February 16.

Admission is £2.00 to trust members and £3 to non members £3.00.

Tickets available at the door or in advance at Emsworth Museum on Tuesday and Thursday between 2pm and 4pm.

For the full details please visit the website at emsworthmuseum.org.uk