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Tweeny Maids (Sunderland Daily Echo and Shipping Gazette – 1923)


Sunderland Daily Echo and Shipping Gazette - Saturday 17 November 1923

Tweeny Maids

 The servant problem, which has long been troublesome in this country, appears to be as acute in America, says the “Morning Post.” But there the difficulty seems to get “tweeny maids.” Advertisements for “tweenies” are constantly appearing in the papers. The uninitiated will be interested to know that a tweeny is a servant who is between a housemaid and a kitchenmaid. She knows the duties of both but is employed as neither. Her duty is to assist first one servant and then the other, according to the work in hand. No wonder there is a shortage of them. Her status is about the same as that of the homely “general,” but she has three mistresses instead of one.

Sunderland Daily Echo and Shipping Gazette – Saturday 17th November 1923

June 15, 2016 - Posted by | Maid, Maids, Servants, Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , ,

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