Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Mystery photographs

The Together Trust has a number of photograph albums within its collection, which contain various images of the young people under its care as well as the different buildings used and events attended. Many of these photographs have been labelled by the committee members who put them together, either with the name of the young person or the event that was being attended. The photograph below for example, highlights that the group of girls shown were from the Heathfield Home and were about to be emigrated to Canada in 1885.

Girls from Heathfield to Canada

Friday, 19 October 2012

Lord Shaftesbury and the Manchester Refuges


I thought I’d talk this week about some leading figures in nineteenth century England who had an interest in the work of the Manchester and Salford Boys’ and Girls’ Refuges and Homes. Today we turn to Anthony Ashley Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury, English politician, philanthropist and social reformer.


Lord Shaftesbury, 1801-1885


Friday, 12 October 2012

Where does the time go?

I realised today that Sunday is a special day - our very own archive blog will be one year old!


Twelve whole months have gone by where every week (well... almost!) we have been bringing you the stories, facts and photographs of the Together Trust’s glorious history. The blog has allowed us to bring some of our treasures to a much larger audience and taught us a few things on the way.

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Lending a helping hand in Angel Meadow

Boys' rest and coffee room, 1883
This rather faded photograph was found within a mixture of other photographs taken in the 1880’s, which showed several of the charity’s different homes and services. This image shows an old public house situated at the bottom of Angel Street at St Michael's Place and known as the Old Victory.