Events

Sketching Elizabeth Gaskell House with Liz Ackerley

Fourteen of us,including three House volunteers, we’re lucky enough to spend a day in the beautiful calm setting of Elizabeth Gaskell’s House, sketching and watercolouring. We began in the servants hall, meeting Liz Ackerley, an accomplished urban sketcher to start learning a...

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Book Group Tours

A group of eleven of us came on a book club outing to Elizabeth Gaskell’s House one November evening.The house itself and volunteers Louanne and Jane gave us a warm welcome in from the cold evening air. We chatted in the cheerful...

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Enjoying traditional crafts at Eilzabeth Gaskell’s House

Another year had passed and I’d kept promising myself I’d learn a craft. Luckily, l chose to join Dee Sayce's fabulous weaving workshop at Elizabeth Gaskell's House for a day. The setting is lovely- the warm spacious and light servants' hall where...

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Perks of Volunteering

A ‘perk’ of being a volunteer at 84 Plymouth Grove is the programme of development activities organised by the House. This summer there was a major exhibition about John Ruskin, starting in London and then at the Millennium Gallery in Sheffield.  A...

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Constance Harper’s songs at Plymouth Grove

Maria Quinn knew Constance and Lilian Harper who lived in our house on Plymouth Grove after the Gaskells, and when she visited the House recently she told us about her friendship with the two Harper sisters - you can read about it...

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