The Victorian Home: Yearly Staff Wages ~1880

How about your very own cook for £ 45 annually? The auto inflation calculator reports that this is about £5k/year. Not bad. This is a great peek into the economics of household management. Alas, we see the issue of equal pay stretching its hand across time. That said... Check out how the salaries were differentiated... Continue Reading →

Classic Macaroni and Cheese Dish. Note: 8 large tablespoons make a gill. Source: Home Cookery 250 Tested Receipts, 2nd Ed. Mrs. H. 1881. Jackson Brothers Printers, Philadelphia.

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