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Galentine's Reading Recommendations 💖

First thing first, Happy Galentine’s Day (and Happy Pancake Day – what a great combination)! You may remember that Mim picked out a few of her fave female friendship focused reads last year… 701 more words


Holy Angels, High Street, Cranford

A replacement for two earlier churches on the main Bath Road. This church is in the centre of the village, designed by Norman Haines and built in 1970. 40 more words

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Spills: Let There Be Light

What in the world are spills?

A British dictionary published in 1855 defined a spill as “A strip of paper rolled up to light a lamp or cigar.” The word loosely derives from “spile,” a small wooden peg. 834 more words

Mansion Musings

Cranford Election Results 2017


Township committee

Two will serve three-year terms.

Patrick Giblin (D) — 4,157

Jean-Albert Maisonneuve (D) — 3,728

Andis Kalnins (R) — 3,452

Richard Buontempo (R) — 3,435… 77 more words


Week 4 - Cranford and the Great Exhibition

Cranford first appeared in Household Words, the weekly journal edited by Charles Dickens, as the short piece “Our Society at Cranford“. As well as looking at the original piece, you might be interested to see the other kinds of articles that were published in the journal, and that readers would have therefore been consuming… 177 more words


The Great Exhibition of 1851

The Great Exhibition provides a significant context for the first few novels that we are studying: Charles Dickens’s Bleak House (1852-3), Elizabeth Gaskell’s Cranford (1853), and Wilkie Collins’s… 682 more words