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A “Friends of Plymouth Grove” Event (Elizabeth Gaskell’s House)

Saturday 9 April, 2016, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm



 The Life Story of a Victorian Silk Dress: A Talk by Margo Singer followed by a CREAM TEA

 At Elizabeth Gaskell’s House on Saturday 9th April  2-4pm

Margo  will describe the social context of dress during the Victorian period looking at  textiles and dress plus accessories such as bonnets and lace, which were worn by both middle class and working class women.  We will hear quotations from Elizabeth Gaskell’s letters and novels, revealing  her attitudes to dress and to sewing! We will be able to look at  authentic examples of 19th century dress and textiles as well as contemporary reconstructions
 This will be followed by A Cream Tea, with home-made scones and cakes- we’ll leave you to decide whether you have a Devon cream tea- cream first and jam on top, or a Cornish cream tea – jam first and cream on top! One thing for certain, there will be lots of lovely cakes of all kinds. If anyone would like to help by baking scones or  cake, that would be great!
The cost is £8  and cheques should be made payable to MHBT  and sent to  Mrs Margo Singer
 14 Silverdale Road, Chorlton, M 21 0SH
This is a fund-raising event organised by The Friends of Plymouth Grove All Friends welcome
 Proceeds will go towards future projects at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House
To become a Friend of Plymouth Grove and help Elizabeth Gaskell’s House please contact Maura O’Brien :  Minimum subscription £5 but more is always welcome!


Saturday 9 April, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Elizabeth Gaskell’s House
84 Plymouth Grove,
Manchester, M13 9LW United Kingdom
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0161 273 2215
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