Volunteering

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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Being a Trustee at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House

2- 9 November is Trustee week so I thought it was a good time to explain the role of a trustee and share my experience of being a Trustee at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House. Elizabeth Gaskell’s House is run by a charity, Manchester...

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Elizabeth’s Rainy Day Out

Elizabeth Gaskell was born in London in 1810, and sadly lost her mother in 1811.  The infant Elizabeth was taken to Knutsford, Cheshire, where she was brought up by her mother’s sister, Hannah Lumb.  Despite her love of Manchester, Elizabeth’s connection with...

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Understanding Unitarianism and the Gaskells

Elizabeth Gaskell's House is lucky to have been awarded a grant from the Hibbert Trust - a Unitarian charity. We volunteers have been beneficiaries of the grant which has supported our development programme, and at the beginning of this week, we enjoyed...

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First Impressions

I was told by a lecturer on my first day at university, “the more you learn, the more you will realise you do not know yet,” and I can say the same is true of the wonderful Elizabeth Gaskell’s House. On my...

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