28th November Professor Mel. Jones The Remarkable Gatty Family of Ecclesfield.

Indeed, this was a truly remark­able story and by the end of Mel’s talk we all felt some­what humbled by the achieve­ments of this amaz­ing family. Alfred Gatty arrived in Ecclesfield in 1839 at the age of 26, having been appoin­ted vicar to the then far reach­ing parish of Ecclesfield. The Gatty family grew both in number and talent and made us all ques­tion whether tele­vi­sion and modern enter­tain­ment has suf­foc­ated the tal­ents of the TV gen­er­a­tion.