Tag Archives: Maidservants

Lady Locksley’s Secret [1967]

Plot

The second wife of Lord Locksley fakes the death of her stepdaughter so that her own daughter will inherit. The stepdaughter is taken to an orphanage. Some years later, while Lord Locksley is away in the army, Lady Locksley gets the child back to Locksley Hall as a servant to keep an eye on her.

Notes

Appeared

  • Lady Locksley’s Secret – Judy: #412 (2 December 1967) – #417 (6 January 1968)

A New Life for Lily

Plot

In Victorian times, Polly Bond and her little sister Lily live in poverty. Polly sees a chance to improve her sister’s life by leaving her on the doorstep of the wealthy Delbert family so she will be adopted by them. After four years in a workhouse, Polly comes to the Delbert household as a scullery maid, telling nobody that she and Lily are sisters. But Polly is shocked to find her sweet little sister is now spoiled and selfish!

a new life lily

Notes

  • Artist: Douglas Perry

Appeared

  • A New Life for Lily –  Bunty:  #1895 (7 May 1994) – #1904 (9 July 1994)

The Secret Servant

Plot

Sarah Armstrong’s cruel uncle took over her old home after her father died and his current will left everything to the uncle. There is a new will, which leaves everything to Sarah and her mother, but it is in the house somewhere and there are only three months to find it. Sarah disguises herself by dyeing her hair and takes a job as a servant in the house to find the will. In the meantime, Sarah is finding how hard the life of a servant is.

Notes

Appeared

  • The Secret Servant –  Bunty:  #1984 (20 January 1996) – (?)

Have I Been Here Before?

Plot

Diane Dawson and her family move into Parfitt Court. Diane begins to have disturbing dreams in which she relives the hard life of Meg Hardy, who had once worked as a kitchen maid at Parfitt Court. Worse, Diana finds that she seems to experience parallels to her dreams in real life, such as falling ill of a fever while she dreams that Meg does and is in danger of death.

Before

Notes

Appeared

  • Have I Been Here Before? –  Mandy: #1224 (30 June 1990) – #1238 (6 October 1990)

 

The Secret Scholar

Plot

In Victorian times, Lucy Seaton takes a skivvy’s job at Marlowe Seminary for Young Ladies to secretly glean as much education as she can in order to sit a scholarship that she promised her dying parents she would do her best to win. But she has to contend with the tough skivvy life, spiteful snobby schoolgirls and hard senior staff.

Scholar

Notes

  • Artist: Dudley Wynne

Appeared

  • The Secret Scholar –  Mandy: #1204 (10 February 1990) – #1216 (5 May 1990)

 

Caesar and Cleo

Plot:

Before Mrs Amelia Weston dies, she asks her maid Cleo Payne to look after her dog Caesar. Mr Crumleigh the solicitor thinks there is another will, but the only one available divides everything among Mrs Weston’s greedy nieces, Beryl and Dora Weston and Lydia Crool. But to get the money they must live together in Mrs Weston’s house for six months and give Cleo and Caesar a home. If Cleo leaves before that time they inherit immediately, so they are trying to drive her out by making her life miserable.

Caesar 1

Notes:

Appeared:

  • Caesar and Cleo –  #546 (02 July 1977) – #555 (03 September 1977)
  • Reprinted – Mandy:  #945 (23 February 1985) – #954?

 

“I’ll Look after Davey!”

Plot:

Mary Armstrong and her brother Davey are taken to the workhouse. Davey is adopted, and Mary does not trace him until three years later. She gets work as a servant at Burwell Grange, Davey’s adoptive home. She is not revealing herself as she realises the Burwells do not love Davey; they just want him so they can inherit a fortune. Worse, other relatives are out to kill Davey so they can inherit the fortune, and they realise Mary is a threat when she saves Davey from a murder attempt.

Davey

Notes:

Appeared:

  • “I’ll Look after Davey!”  –  Debbie circa #435 (13 June 1981) – (?)

The Magic Mirror [1981]

Plot:

Something strange happens with the old mirror in Angie Durrant’s room. Angie finds herself in a different age, as a little slavey called Abigail. Another servant, Milton, cheats Lady Mirabel, the daughter of the house, and Angie gets blamed. Angie realises she is reliving the life of the real Abigail, who was blamed for Milton’s crime.

Mirror

Notes:

Photo story

Appeared:

  • The Magic Mirror  –  Debbie (?) – #435 (13 June 1981)