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The Home Life of Elizabeth Gaskell

Join us for the last of four sessions that explores the home life of Elizabeth Gaskell, covering her house, her beloved garden, the Gaskell Family and the servants who kept the house running.

Tickets £8 and each session will run from 1-3pm on Thursdays (28 Sept – 19 Oct) and includes entrance to the house and tea room.

4. The Servants (19/10/2017)

Discover the daily routines of Victorian servants, and find out who the Gaskells’ servants were.  Focus on Will Preston and his family: a letter to him was recently discovered in the old stable block.  Smile at some jokes about the Victorian ‘servant problem’.

The cost per session is £8 or £30 for all four.

19th Oct 2017

1pm - 3pm

Workshops

The guides brought the home alive. It was inspiring to hear about this woman and extraordinary family

Visitor to the House in 2021