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Name of event: Mothering Sun­day Tour and High Tea. Where / when is it?: Tat­ton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6QN. 10am and 1pm, Sun­day, March 6. What does it in­volve?: Treat your mother to a visit to Tat­ton Park this Mother’s Day for an en­ter­tain­ing, hu­mor­ous and in­ter­ac­tive day out. Come and be part of a dra­matic cos­tumed tour of the state rooms and ser­vants’ quar­ters, fol­lowed by high tea. Travel back in time to 1909 and delve into the rich his­tory of this splen­did fam­ily home, and find out who re­ally runs the house­hold. Join Lord Eger­ton’s dig­ni­fied but­ler, Mr New, and for­mi­da­ble house­keeper, Mrs Cork, for a tour of the state­rooms and ser­vants’ quar­ters quar­ters. The tour is a unique op­por­tu­nity to put your­self in the shoes of an Ed­war­dian ser­vant and re­ally get a taste of what life was like for the gen­teel and those ‘below stairs’. Ex­plore with us the di­verse ex­pe­ri­ences of the peo­ple who owned, vis­ited and worked at the Eger­ton fam­ily’s coun­try seat. The tour will be fol­lowed by a high tea, hosted by your but­ler and house­keeper in Lord Eger­ton’s apart­ment. Any other in­for­ma­tion?: This is a beau­ti­ful se­ries of rooms within the main house with won­der­ful views over the gar­dens. Tick­ets are £25 per per­son (un­der twos free) which in­cludes the tour, high tea and free en­try to the gar­dens.

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