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.