Volunteering

Ferns in the study and in the garden

A group of our lovely volunteers has been cataloging all the books we have in William Gaskell's study and they have unearthed some gems! We have books from the library of Dorothy L Sayers, books signed by Charles Darwin's sister, we've found...

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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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