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An Elizabeth Gaskell staycation

For more than twenty years, Elizabeth Gaskell and her family spent summer holidays at Silverdale, a village on the coast of Morecambe Bay, often staying for four, five or six weeks at a time. Her letters regularly give details of their travel...

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Quiz – How Well Do You Know Elizabeth Gaskell’s House? Part 5

This six-part quiz will test your knowledge of Elizabeth Gaskell’s House. We will be posting four questions a week for six weeks, each week based on a different room or area of the House. The answers can all be found within our...

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Six Famous Visitors to 84 Plymouth Grove

The Gaskells were acquainted with numerous well-known people of the nineteenth century including writers, artists, musicians and many influential figures. We know they met many of these people both at home and abroad and we know that some of them visited the...

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Elizabeth Gaskell’s Home in Hampshire, Part 3 – Holybourne, The Last Chapter

She is laid in Knutsford Chapel yard, by the aunt who was a mother to her The last chapter of the Lawn’s historic connections with Elizabeth Gaskell is shrouded in mystery as the property was not registered with the Land Registry until...

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Elizabeth Gaskell’s Home in Hampshire, Part 1

a little country house for Papa to “retire” to... One question that volunteers are regularly asked by visitors to Elizabeth Gaskell’s House is, ‘Where did Elizabeth Gaskell die?’. The answer is Hampshire; at a small village called Holybourne, situated not too far...

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