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New Bennett plaque in Newcastle-under-Lyme

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A new plaque has been installed on the recently renovated old Orme Boys School, Newcastle-under-Lyme – Bennett’s ‘Oldcastle Middle School’ in Clayhanger – by the Newcastle-under-Lyme Civic Society. The remainder of the more recent school buildings have been demolished and replaced with student flats and apartments. Photo credits Ray Johnson   A previous plaque made […]

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Staffordshire Day 1 May 2020

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The Distinctively Staffordshire video went live on Youtube today – Staffordshire Day. Arnold’s in there – obviously. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJFz3TSiAEQ

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Video Programmes for home viewing

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Video programmes available to Arnold Bennett Society members for free download. In these stressful times I’m making available some Bennett-related archive-based video programmes as free downloads for personal viewing at home. These sidelights on Bennett were originally put together for various presentations, for capturing interviews – and also for fund-raising as DVDs to be able […]

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Slightly Foxed Podcast – Margaret Drabble

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Dame Margaret Drabble joins us at the Slightly Foxed table as we celebrate her life in writing. From taking up her pen in the 1960s as a young mother alone in her kitchen to feeling part of a movement with Nell Dunn, Margaret Forster and Edna O’Brien, to editing The Oxford Companion to English Literature […]

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Arnold Bennett Society AGM 19 October 2019

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Arnold Bennett Society Minutes of the Annual General Meeting held at Swan Bank, Methodist Rooms Saturday 19 October 2019 at 2pm Charity Registration Number 1140053  Apologies for absence: Roger & Wendy Statham, Jenny Graveson, David & Judith Pugsley, Maire & John Davies, Jerry Park, Richard Gorton, Jean Monares, Margaret Barrett, Clive Osborne, Prof James Bryant, […]

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From the Journals of Arnold Bennett 1904

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Paris: Monday, February 29th Last night seemed to be one of the bitterest we have had in the present cold spell; yet I noticed a number of people sitting out quite unconcernedly on the terrasses of the cafes on the Grand Boulevard.  Some cafes had thick mats spread over the terrasse, and one had a […]

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Reading Group discussion on 28 January 2021

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The Reading Group will be discussing Whom God Hath Joined via Zoom on Thursday 28 January.  To join the discussion please email arnoldbennettscty@btinternet.com to obtain the link.    Previous discussion have included Buried Alive.  You can watch one film version with Gracie Fields and Monty Wooley below. For more details on the Reading Group, please contact Carol Ann […]

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Arnold and the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

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Thanks to Paul Williams, Chairman of Stoke-on-Trent’s Cultural Destinations Partnership for the use of his photograph. Alice reading #TheCard out loud to Arnold, whilst Alex is trying to show him what’s on at #PMAG  

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Still for sale

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The Grade 11 listed Victorian terrace was built in 1879 on instructions of the Bennett family. It is  on  the  market  for  £245.000.

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