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Tales from a Second hand Book Sale

It's 'possibly the best second hand book sale in Manchester' according to one of our regular visitors, and we certainly agree! We have a full book sale once a month here at Elizabeth Gaskell's House but there are always plenty of books...

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Book Restoration Project gets started with AIM Collections Care Grant

Elizabeth Gaskell's House is to received funding from the Pilgrim Trust as part of the AIM Collections Remedial Conservation Grant Scheme to repair eight books from its collection. This project seeks to repair several important books in the collection which currently cannot...

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A Salford Unitarian Family – with added literary connections!

The last blog about the Bowes family explored their Unitarian connections but there’s more to learn about an interesting literary friendship Arthur Bowes had! Arthur Bowes, who is our volunteer Jane’s great grandfather, was born in Pendleton in 1858. In 1872, when...

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A Salford Unitarian Family

One of our volunteers has just discovered a family connection to William Gaskell! It might not be a cafe in Paris, but if we sit in the tea room at the House long enough we might all find we’re connected to the...

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House Restoration Season

Spring into action in 2022 with a new season of events exploring the restoration of Elizabeth Gaskell’s House. We take a look behind the scenes at the specialist skills, knowledge and design work used to bring the house back to life. Look...

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