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Just Richmal Crompton!

My grand plan was to feature Mrs Linnaeus Banks as the fourth Manchester woman writer in our Lockdown 2.0 series but I'm over-excited to find out that Richmal Crompton was born and brought up in Bury! I've moved Mrs Linnaeus Banks into...

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An Exciting Online Adventure

If like Elizabeth herself you 'must do some shopping' then we invite you take a look at our new online shop which opens this week on the museumshop website. Those who have had the opportunity to visit the House in person will...

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Showcasing Shelagh Delaney

Sheila Mary Delaney was born on 25 November 1938 and was brought up in Salford, the proud granddaughter of Irish emigrants, which is perhaps one of the reasons why she changed the spelling of her first name to Shelagh in her teens,...

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An invitation to Chapel…

A group of Elizabeth Gaskell House volunteers and trustees were lucky enough to be treated to a Zoom talk by Reverend Cody Coyne, the current minister at Cross Street Chapel, during the second lockdown. Cross Street Chapel was founded in 1694 as...

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Dodie Smith – another Manchester woman writer!

In the second of our Lockdown 2.0 blog series, I'm exploring the Manchester connections of Dodie Smith, who is probably best known as the author of One Hundred and One Dalmatians - released as an iconic animated film by Disney in 1961,...

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