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Old 6th Feb 2013, 23:50
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Until two generations ago, (just before the First World War), many young girls in England entered 'service' as domestics or housemaids in well-to-do houses.
My grandmother and her sisters started there until they met young men and then married (usually after becoming pregnant). Those who didn't attract men to marry them remained in service, although WWI changed the way people (except for the richest people) lived and ran their houses, and jobs for women in factories were created.
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