Volunteering

My life with Lily – Mrs Gaskell, Cheshire, Manchester and me

I was born in Sale, which was then in Cheshire and is now in Greater Manchester. My socially aspirant family would get annoyed with me when, for convenience's sake, I would introduce myself to strangers as being from Manchester: ' no dear,...

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Work Experience

Hello, I’m George Parker-Conway, I’m an artist based in Manchester. I have been doing some work experience with Elizabeth Gaskell’s House online via Zoom facilitated by Venture Arts. I have found having sessions with Sally at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House for the past...

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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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