Volunteering

Listen to The Old Nurse’s Story

Listen to a dramatized reading recorded live from the Drawing Room at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House on Sunday 2 February 2020. https://elizabethgaskellhouse.co.uk/the-old-nurses-story-dramatized-reading/ Organised, read and performed by Elizabeth Gaskell’s House volunteers: Scripted and directed by Diane DuffyDiana Ashcroft – Miss Grace FurnivalChris Bamber...

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The Old Nurse’s Story – a dramatized reading

A group of Elizabeth Gaskell's House volunteers got together at the end of last year to start rehearsing a dramatization of Elizabeth Gaskell’s short story The Old Nurse’s Story, first published in 1852 in a collection under the same title. Dr Diane...

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DisCOVERies in Bookbinding

Last Monday, 17th Feb, a few volunteers who have been involved in restoring and repairing the house’s books, met to decide which tasks we should tackle next. During the morning we found a number of books where the spine was damaged so...

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Volunteering as a student

I knew that I was interested in volunteering during my time at the University of Manchester, so during my first week I went to the volunteering fair to meet representatives from organisations across the city. When I heard about Elizabeth Gaskell’s House...

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Volunteers needed to help with second-hand book sales

Our legendary second-hand book sales (held every second Sunday) is the city's biggest (and perhaps best) second-hand book sale, with two rooms crammed with second-hand books of all genres. We are looking for at least two new volunteers to help support the...

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