Spring in the Garden

I returned to work in the garden last Wednesday and to the British Springtime. I had flown back from Spain the previous Saturday and had braced myself against the cold wind that hits you when you cross the tarmac to get to

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Meet the Team – Ellie

In the final blog of our 'Meet the Team' series we have Ellie Harrington, our House Assistant and the newest member of the team (she only joined the Team 2 weeks ago). Ellie first started volunteering at the House in her gap

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Meet the Team – Yasmin

This week in our meet the team series is Yasmin Choudhry who does all the bookkeeping and accounts for the House. Yasmin has worked at Elizabeth Gaskell's House for three years and prior to that she worked in the pharmaceutical industry for

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Meet the Team – Katy

This week in our meet the team series it's Katy Ellis, our Volunteer and Collections Manager. Katy was a volunteer at the House from 2015-2021, during which time she completed a MA in Art Gallery and Museum Studies at the University of

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Volunteers being given a tour of the Royal Northern College of Music's collection.

Volunteer trip to Royal Northern College of Music Archives and Museum

A group of volunteers recently enjoyed a fascinating trip to RNCM’s archives and museum of historical musical instruments. Archivist and Museum Manager Heather Roberts showed us some gems from the collection relating to Meta Gaskell, Elizabeth Gaskell’s daughter. Meta was closely involved

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