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May 2018

Visit to Shibden Hall: A Joint Gaskell Society & Friends of Elizabeth Gaskell’s House Event

2 May
Shibden Hall, Listers Road,
Halifax, HX3 6XG
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            Wednesday 2nd May :Visit to Shibden Hall Our Spring study tour this year is to the beautiful and historic Shibden Hall.   Set in the picturesque Shibden valley, a mile from Halifax, Shibden Hall dates back to 1420 and offers visitors a fascinating journey through the lives of the people who lived and worked here, including the noted diarist Anne Lister (1791 - 1840). Shibden Hall’s architecture is a mix of styles reflecting its interesting and…

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Gaskell Society: Women in Textiles Study Day:

5 May, 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Elizabeth Gaskell’s House, 84 Plymouth Grove
Manchester, M13 9LW United Kingdom
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Stop Press-A few places still available   Saturday 5th May 10:30-3:30 at Elizabeth Gaskell's House We are pleased to welcome  Members and Friends to our latest Study Day, to be held at the beautifully restored Elizabeth Gaskell's House. A delicious lunch is included in the fee of £30. The programme for the day is as follows:  10.30             Welcome – Coffee/tea and Introduction to the Day 11.00           Dr Deborah Wynne – Chester University Elizabeth Gaskell’s Cotton Novels This talk will…

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London and S.E. Gaskell Society Meeting

12 May, 12:45 pm - 4:30 pm
Francis Holland School, 39 Graham Terrace
London, SW1W 8JF United Kingdom
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 Please note, this will be Fran Twinn's last meeting as organiser for the London and South East  branch. The Society would like to thank Fran for all her hard work in organising the meetings for so many years and also for providing such delicious buffets. Fran writes It would be lovely to see as many members and their guests as possible at the next meeting of the London branch. The speaker is coming specially from Greece so it would be…

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The Alliance of Literary Societies AGM Weekend, Birmingham

18 May - 20 May
Ibis Birmingham New Street, 21 Ladywell Walk
Birmingham, B5 4ST United Kingdom
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The Gaskell Society is a member of the Alliance of Literary Societies (ALS), so our members are most welcome to attend the Alliance's AGM in Birmingham Friday, 18 May   7 pm There are lots of places to eat in Birmingham, but if you would like to join us for a Chinese buffet experience (within easy walking distance of the Ibis New Street Hotel), please indicate on the booking form – so that we can book a table.    …

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