Onslow and Our Rose" and more Hyacinth Bucket!
The most amazing part of the house was the Tudor kitchens. It was a whole series of rooms, one for baking, one for beers and ales, one for fish, and one for meat pies. They were staffed by people in costume who were actually cooking using Tudor recipes, utensils, and techniques. They weren't actors; they were historians who have a touch of the dramatic. Good grief! You should have seen the size of the fire and the fireplace in the roasting room! No one could stand closer that ten feet to the fire, it was that big and that hot. Somehow, the historian managed to stand inside the fireplace and talk to us! I always wondered if people could really heat a room with a fireplace. You can!