As a wedding coordinator, you might expect me to be a hopeless romantic, and you’d be exactly right! I love all things wedding, I’m captivated by a good love story and I love nothing more than listening to how couples met and...
As he curled round himself in his drey in the roof of a warm block of flats on Plymouth Grove, Squirrel Knutsford felt he lived a good life. Outside it was cold and snow still lay on the ground. But in his...
We are pleased to report that, despite another lockdown, our restoration of Elizabeth’s bedroom has been gathering pace behind the scenes and we have now acquired many of the items of furniture on our shopping list. We know the original four-poster bed...
In the second of our Lockdown 2.0 blog series, I'm exploring the Manchester connections of Dodie Smith, who is probably best known as the author of One Hundred and One Dalmatians - released as an iconic animated film by Disney in 1961,...
The United Kingdom is an insular country. Which is a truism, I know, but I am not just thinking about its geography. Compared to other European countries we read far fewer books written originally in other languages. That is not only something...
Had the chance to visit this lovely historic house whilst in Manchester it is well worth a visit the guide was a lovely lady with lots of knowledge about the... read more house and Elizabeth and her family each room full of history and the felt comfortable...More
Our visit coincided with the sale of secondhand books which takes place every other Sunday, so there was lots to see & do. All the volunteers really know their stuff,... read more and I felt I learned a lot.
Karina C 1/21/2020
We believed it was fun to do the trip. Obviously, guide lives and breathes history. He was very knowledgeable and lively and we discovered the trip very stimulating! We'd strongly... read more suggest this!
A large early Victorian home once lived in by Elizabeth Gaskell . Only opened around five years or so ago , before that I remember walking past many a time... read more and thinking what a waste , as its been empty for a long time ....More
Peter e 6/26/2019
I had a pleasure to visit the Elizabeth Gaskell's House on my short trip to the northern England few weeks ago. As I wanted to catch a break from the... read more noise of the city, I decided to take a walk to the outskirts of Manchester....More
I recently visited Elizabeth Gaskell House for the first time & l was most impressed.Its not a big place but what there is has been carefully restored & is very... read more interesting to see. There is a lovely coffee shop in the basement & small gift...More
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