Monday, August 22, 2016 - 13:15

Probably the most enjoyable and laughter filled few weeks I’ve had in a long time!

Pauline volunteers regularly, welcoming visitors to our period rooms and tea room. She was recently involved in ‘Gaskell the Musical’ project with enJOY arts & musician Claire Mooney.

Sunday, July 26, 2015 - 15:00

The Space Between


I feel such warmth, such connection with the present and the past, whilst writing in this house that once belonged to the Gaskells and was open to all, as it is today in the now. I feel my pen move across blank paper and create words and leave spaces, like a meditation of sorts for me. Finally, I read what has been written and sometimes share, or in the space listen to my new friends.

Monday, February 23, 2015 - 21:15

I can’t think of a more inspiring place to sit with my pen and notepad than in the home of Elizabeth Gaskell, one of England’s finest writers.