It’s November 1859 – and Elizabeth Gaskell is in Whitby
It's Sunday October 30th 1859 and Elizabeth Gaskell is finishing a long letter to her friend, Charles Eliot Norton which she'd started five days before. She writes: I have missed the Saturday mail, - & Meta, Julia & I are going for...Read more »
A visit to the archive at the Manchester Lit & Phil
As a member of The Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society, I had been asked to write a piece on our illustrious past member Ernest Rutherford. So there I was at Church House going through the Society’s files when my magpie brain suddenly...Read more »
Samuel Gaskell – Warrington’s Forgotten Pioneer of the Treatment of Mental Health.
On Saturday 14th September from 10am to 4pm and on Sunday 15th September from 12noon to 2pm, Cairo Street Chapel in Warrington will be open for Heritage Weekend. Visitors can spend time visiting Warrington’s oldest Dissenting Chapel, founded on the same site...Read more »