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March 2017

Manchester Meeting at Cross St Chapel

Tuesday 7 March, 12:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Cross Street Chapel, Cross Street
Manchester, M2 4WG United Kingdom
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Manchester and its Suburbs in the 19th Century A Talk by Alan Kidd. When the Gaskells moved to Plymouth Grove they were following the trend amongst the early Victorian middle classes for living in newly created suburbs just beyond the urban area. A semi-rural idyll separate from but within easy reach of the city was the ideal for the new rich of the industrial era. The families of bankers, manufacturers, merchants and professionals (like the Gaskells) trod the same path…

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Knutsford Meeting at Brook Street Chapel

Wednesday 29 March, 12:00 am - 3:00 pm
Brook Street Chapel Hall, Adam's Hill
Knutsford, WA16 8DY
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The Knutsford Meetings take place on the last Wednesday of the month from October to April, excluding December. Dr Diane Duffy will lead a discussion on Elizabeth Gaskell's The Life of Charlotte Bronte. Prior to the discussion there will be the usual delicious buffet lunch served at 12.15 pm.  Please bring your own plates, mugs and cutlery. The discussion will begin at about 1.45pm. and finish at 3pm. Doors open at 12 noon Please note the meetings now take place at Brook Street…

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April 2017

The Gaskell Society AGM 2017

Saturday 8 April, 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Cross Street Chapel, Cross Street
Manchester, M2 4WG
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Further details to follow

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Knutsford Meeting at Brook Street Chapel

Wednesday 26 April, 12:00 am - 3:00 pm
Brook Street Chapel Hall, Adam's Hill
Knutsford, WA16 8DY
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The Knutsford Meetings take place on the last Wednesday of the month from October to April, excluding December. Dr Diane Duffy will lead a discussion on Elizabeth Gaskell's The Life of Charlotte Bronte. Prior to the discussion there will be the usual delicious buffet lunch served at 12.15 pm.  Please bring your own plates, mugs and cutlery. The discussion will begin at about 1.45pm. and finish at 3pm. Doors open at 12 noon Please note the meetings now take place at Brook Street…

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July 2017

Gaskell Society Conference 2017

Friday 21 July, 4:00 pm - Monday 24 July, 10:00 am
Best Western Royal Beach Hotel, St Helens Parade
Portsmouth, PO4 0RN
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The title of this conference is South and North, which covers both the title of the novel North and South and the geographical areas. More details to follow

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September 2017

The Gaskell Society Autumn Meeting 30th September 2017

Saturday 30 September, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Knutsford Methodist Church, Princess Street
Knutsford, WA16 6BY United Kingdom
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11am Helen MacEwan will talk on "The Brontes in Brussels" Further details to follow

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