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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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It’s 1853 in our time line series!

It's a hugely busy year for Elizabeth Gaskell! On January 10, Ruth - perhaps Gaskell's most controversial novel - is published. Frankly confronting Victorian attitudes to seduction and illegitimacy, it was never going to have an easy reception - it was a...

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Visiting the Manchester Jewish Museum

Like Elizabeth Gaskell's House, the Manchester Jewish Museum is one of Manchester's smaller, and perhaps less well known, heritage gems which work collaboratively as the Hidden 8 - though with the recent addition of Manchester Histories, the 8 has become 9! I'm...

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