Mrs Bridges collected her receipts for dishes which would grace real banquets as well as ‘below the stairs’ suppers. She was inspired by the works of Mrs Beeton, and encouraged by her employer Lady Marjorie. Mrs Bridges drew her receipts into a book called “Practical Household Cookery” which was published in 1905.
Mrs Bridges was immortalised in the long running 1970’s series ‘Upstairs Downstairs’ . Along with the Butler, Mr Hudson, she reigned ‘downstairs’ producing many things including jams, marmalades and condiments.