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December 2020

Manchester Meeting (online) – A Christmas Ramble

1 December, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom, online only, by invitation United Kingdom

The Gaskells must often have walked between their home and Cross Street Chapel.  They certainly did on Christmas Day 1861 (there and back). We, in lockdown, cannot physically retrace their steps through Chorlton-on-Medlock.  But, guided by the Gaskell Society's Anthony Burton, we can make a virtual expedition by Zoom, with the advantage that we can see pictures of features that have disappeared since the Gaskells’ time. Midway, we will have a short pause to celebrate, consuming such Christmas refreshments as…

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Christmas Revels in Victorian Manchester (online talk)

2 December, 7:00 pm
Zoom, online only, by invitation United Kingdom
£3

Everyone loves a traditional Victorian Christmas! Get your mince pies ready, pull up your favourite chair, and join us online for a cosy Christmassy evening, as the Gaskell Society's Anthony Burton reveals just how Manchester celebrated Christmas in the Victorian era. This online talk will be approx 45 mins long, with time for a short Q&A session afterwards Tickets £3 ** Ticket sales will cease one day before the event starts, in order to allow time to send out joining…

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January 2021

‘Knutsford’ Meeting (online) – January 2021

Wednesday 27 January, 2021, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom, online only, by invitation United Kingdom

Our January discussion, hosted by Dr Diane Duffy, will be about the short story 'The Sexton's Hero'. You can read Dr Duffy's blog post about the story here.  Points for discussion will appear soon. Our monthly meetings are held on the last Wednesday of each month. We're not able to meet in Knutsford at time of writing, but we'll let you know when that situation changes - and it will! In the meantime, we'll meet over Zoom, with invitations being sent…

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February 2021

‘Knutsford’ Meeting (online) – February 2021

Wednesday 24 February, 2021, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom, online only, by invitation United Kingdom

Our February discussion, hosted by Dr Diane Duffy, will compare treatments of the workers in Helen Lydia Burton's Bertha Darley and Gaskell's North and South. Points for discussion will appear soon. Our monthly meetings are held on the last Wednesday of each month. We're not able to meet in Knutsford at time of writing, but we'll let you know when that situation changes - and it will! In the meantime, we'll meet over Zoom, with invitations being sent to members by email nearer…

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March 2021

‘Knutsford’ Meeting (online) – March 2021

Wednesday 31 March, 2021, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom, online only, by invitation United Kingdom

Our March discussion, hosted by Dr Diane Duffy, will be about the short story, 'A Dark Night's Work'. You can read Dr Duffy's blog post about the story here.  Points for discussion will appear soon. Our monthly meetings are held on the last Wednesday of each month. We're not able to meet in Knutsford at time of writing, but we'll let you know when that situation changes - and it will! In the meantime, we'll meet over Zoom, with invitations being…

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