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Industrial Home for Training Female Servants, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire

The Industrial Home for Training Female Servants was established in 1858 at Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, by Miss Faithfull and Miss Ottey. The Home occupied premises on Hoddesdon High Street, which accommodated twelve girls between the ages of thirteen and eighteen years. They were trained for doemstic service and taught every kind of housework, cooking, baking, washing, ironing and needle-work. Two hours each day were given over to religious instruction, reading, writing, and arithmetic. The fees were 5s. 6d. per week, or £3 11s. 6d. per quarter in advance.


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