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Manchester Meeting – Elizabeth Gaskell in the Train and on the Omnibus
7 November, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm£5 – £6
We’re delighted to welcome back committee member and one of our favourite speakers, Anthony Burton. He’ll be offering a tempting taster for our 2024 Conference, which explores the theme of travel.
Anthony was intrigued by paintings featuring railway stations and omnibuses in the Dining Room at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House. He has explored the background of these paintings and their artists: a quest which took him to the Wild West, and involved firework spectacles. He went on to investigate how trains and omnibuses played a part in the life of Elizabeth Gaskell, and how she featured them in her works.
After degrees in English literature, Anthony worked as a curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, specialising in the visual and literary culture of the Victorian period.
His talk begins at 1.30pm.
All are welcome – both members and non-members. Member tickets are £5, non-members £6.