Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Behind the Scenes at the Boys' and Girls' Refuges

The Together Trust has various film reels from its earlier days depicting some of our former services. These have been converted into DVD clips by the North West Film Archive to allow the films to still be seen today. It gives a different insight into how the charity advertised itself as well as revealing what the services would have looked like.

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Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Around Manchester today

We’ve mentioned before in this blog about the lack of buildings which now remain in the city centre relating to the Manchester and Salford Boys’ and Girl’s Refuges and Homes. As we stated last week the charity by the 1900’s had homes spread across Manchester and Salford with thousands of children using our services every year. In 1900 the charity was well and truly established within the community. Today however, very little remains to advertise this. 

Old advertising leaflet on display in Manchester
A chance visit to a watering hole in Manchester however, revealed photographs of the charity are still displayed around the city. The image above was in pride of place on a wall surrounded by other iconic pictures of Manchester. As it was originally an advert for the Summer Camp it is freely in the public domain. The people who spotted and decided to display this image in the pub may not know the context of the image but it is comforting to know that not all traces of the charity has disappeared from the city centre!     

Wednesday, 7 May 2014