If you excuse the pun, I decided to branch out.
The 1911 census is a mine of interesting information and gives an insight into life and times at the beginning of the 20th century.
I took a look at some of the 'important' families living in imposing buildings.
Waddow Hall on the outskirts of Clitheroe, is a 17th century manor house and 'home' to the Girl Guides organisation. I have fond memories of sitting and singing round the camp-fire.
In 1911 it was home to the Garnett family, with James Garnett esq. head of the family and a cotton manufacturer. He had a wife, daughter and there was a companion. They had 4 servants.
Cook - Leicester
Attendant - one Patrick age 33 from County Carlow (SW of Dublin).
House maid - Willington, Cheshire
Waitress - Sunderland
Kitchen maid - York
In the nearby village of Waddington, there was a school house. The head teacher's household included wife, son and a visitor - Beatrice, telephonist (Blackburn GPO)
The Buck Inn has an inn keeper (widow) and her niece (servant).