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Nasmyth Painting Comes Home

We know that the Gaskells hung a painting - River Landscape with Ruined Castle - by the Scottish artist Alexander Nasmyth above the fireplace in the drawing room at Plymouth Grove. Until October 13, 2021, we had a copy of the painting...

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Maisie Mosco – more Manchester women writers

I've been wanting to celebrate Maisie Mosco as a Manchester woman writer for some time. I found a set of her popular Almonds and Raisins trilogy in our wonderful second hand book sale and read it with great pleasure, and I have...

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1810 is Elizabeth’s birth year – but what else is happening?

In our time line series, we've been concentrating on exploring key years in the 1840s and1850s when Elizabeth Gaskell was publishing her wonderful novels. In this week of her birth, it seems a good idea to focus on 1810, the year she...

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Music Conquers All

It was a hugely entertaining afternoon at St Ann's Church on Saturday afternoon when Herizons, a creative group of women based at Elizabeth Gaskell House with enJOY Arts, performed a musical drama telling the story of the Northern School of Music, 1920-1972....

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Elizabeth Stevenson – becoming a wife…

On September 30,1832 Elizabeth Cleghorn Stevenson married William Gaskell at St Johns Parish Church in Knutsford. It's likely she met him in the autumn of 1831 when she visited Manchester with Ann Turner, the daughter of William Turner, the highly respected Unitarian...

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