Barnes, the Lady’s Maid and Joe, the Footman are talking in the Scullery. Their lives are a lot harder than the family they look after and they need to stay awake until very late to finish their jobs. This room was used for washing, cleaning, storing coal for the fires and keeping foods like meat and cheese cool in the meatsafes (there were no fridges or freezers in Georgian times!). It was also the Scullery Maids bedroom. Can you imagine sleeping on these floors surrounded by coal and the heat from the ovens?!