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International Womens Day 2018

8 March 2018 -International Women’s Day – saw the Manchester renamed as ‘Womanchester’ for the day and at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House we encouraged visitors to have a go at calligraphy with artists Joyce Lee; listen and debate with Dr Diane Duffy (one of our volunteers) in the drawing Room about whether Elizabeth Gaskell was a feminist; and finally our Sewing Bee ladies met in the Servant’s Hall for their usual weekly sew-together and to celebrate the last day of our Manchester Quilt Exhibition. A busy and fun day had by all. A big thank you to all involved.


09-03-2018 in news

We've got a certainly is a beauty...I must try and make the house give as much pleasure to others as I can.’

Elizabeth Gaskell, in a letter to her friend Eliza Fox in 1850.