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Annual Luncheon

  • 09 Nov 2013
  • 11:30 AM
  • Glenview Park District Golf Club, 800 Shermer Road, Glenview IL 60025

November 9 

After luncheon speaker

Leslie Goddard

11:30 Socializing
12 Noon Luncheon 
Luncheon followed by a brief election of officers for
2014 and the program. See below for more about the outstanding program.

Menu: Three Choices: Grilled Chicken Breast Piccata, Meat
Lasagna, or Eggplant Roulade (vegetarian) All with green
beans almandine, a spring salad, bread basket, lemon bar and
coffee, tea, lemonade or soft drinks.

Luncheon reservations at $21.00, payable to NSGS or North
Suburban Genealogical Society, are due by October 31 to
Barbara Garrison, 48 Knox Circle, Evanston IL 60201.

Leslie Goddard

Below the Stairs: A Servant’s Life in Early 20th-Century England

 What was life like for the servants who worked below stairs in the era of Downton Abbey? Who were the people who toiled around the clock to ensure the smooth running of these glamorous households? In this new first-person program, British domestic servant Margaret Powell introduces life below stairs in stately English homes in early 1920s. Based on Powell’s best-selling memoir Below Stairs, this program gives a lively look at the work it took to run a wealthy household in this era and the eccentricities often found among employers. Powell’s 1968 book was among the inspirations for the popular television series Downton Abbey and directly inspired the 1970s series Upstairs, Downstairs. Never out of print in Great Britain, Powell’s book was published for the first time in the U.S. in 2012.


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