Mr Monkey's home page Sitemap

Mr Monkey visits Staircase House and the Stockport Story, 10th August

"It seems to be time to eat"

Mr Monkey looking at the the 18th century dining table Mr Monkey looking at portraits in the dining room

Mr Monkey found himself in a room decorated and furnished as an 18th century dining room. The table was laid out with the sort of meal you might eat if your cook had been using a copy of The Experienced English Housekeeper, a cookery book published in the mid-18th century by a Stockport woman called Elizabeth Raffald. The plates are original 18th century china which had been kept underwater in a shipwreck for 200 years, and the portraits are from the estate of the Bradshaw family of Marple Hall.

Previous picture - Next picture

Return to Mr Monkey visits Staircase House and the Stockport Story 

Copyright Rik Shepherd and Mr Monkey. This page last modified 9 September 2007