The Gaskell Society and its partners host a year-round programme of meetings and special events, most of which are open to everyone. We’re very friendly – and we’d love to meet you, whether or not you choose to join the Society.
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Manchester Meeting at Cross Street Chapel
Tuesday 2 October, 2018, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm£5 – £6
We are delighted to begin our new season with a very topical talk:
Early photography in Manchester: introducing a hitherto unknown portrait of William Gaskell
Gilly Read, vice-chair of the Royal Photographic Society’s Historical Group
Gilly Read first briefly describes the appearance and expansion of photography in the 19th century, before describing how it developed in Manchester. She has identified more than 750 Victorian photographers in Manchester: traces of some of their studios survive. Finally, Gilly surveys the Gaskells’ (rather slight) use of photography, and introduces a photograph of William, which does not seem to have been known previously
PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF TIME AND FEES due to the increased cost of holding the meetings.
Doors will open at 12.30 pm giving 30 minutes for a quick sandwich, if you wish to bring one in from one of the nearby sandwich shops (tea and coffee will be available for a small donation to Chapel funds)
The talk will begin at 1pm
The meeting closes at 2.30pm
The cost will be £5 for members and £6 for non-members
As you’ll appreciate, arrangements can change, so please be sure to check details before you leave home.