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2009 Gaskell Conference

The 2009 Gaskell conference was held at The University of Cumbria at Penrith from 17th-20th July. The theme of this conference was Elizabeth Gaskell and the Lake District.



01-Landscape
01-Landscape

One of MANY views photographed en route from Knutsford to Penrith
02-Approaching Dove Cottage
02-Approaching Dove Cottage

03-Dove Cottage
03-Dove Cottage

Home of William Wordsworth from December 1799 to May 1808
04-Street Scene Leading Away from Dove Cottage
04-Street Scene Leading Away from Dove Cottage

05-Rushbearing Procession
05-Rushbearing Procession

Each year, newly cut rushes and reeds are ceremonially carried to St. Oswald's Church in Grasmere where they carpet the floor of the baptistry. This centuries-long ceremony is well-documented in a broad range of civil and church records as well as one of Wordsworth's Ecclesiastical Sonnets ("Rural Ceremony").
06-Brantwood
06-Brantwood

Home of John Ruskin, overlooking Lake Windermere
07-Brantwood Gardens
07-Brantwood Gardens

HOURS can be spent ambling through Ruskin's gardens of Brantwood. They are a delightful blend of formal and informal plantings with spectacular views of the Lake.
08-Lindeth Tower, Silverdale
08-Lindeth Tower, Silverdale

The Gaskells frequently spent family holidays in the Lake District, staying in Silverdale. Several of Gaskell's works were written in this building.
09-Pipe Organ, Kendal Parish Church
09-Pipe Organ, Kendal Parish Church

This wonderful pipe organ has a long history. It was rebuilt in 1968/69 by J.W.Walker and Sons. For a history of this church, the nave of which dates from 1201, see http://www.kendalparishchurch.co.uk/
10-Graves of William and Mary Wordsworth
10-Graves of William and Mary Wordsworth

The Wordsworths are buried in the churchyard of St Oswald's Church, Grasmere. Next to their headstone are those of their daughter Dora and Wordsworth's son-in-law, Edward Quillinan.
Elizabeth Gaskell's Writing Table
Elizabeth Gaskell's Writing Table






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