Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Frank Brookhouse Dunkerley

I thought we’d have a look today at the work of the Manchester Architect, F. B. Dunkerley and the work he did for the Manchester and Salford Refuges and Homes.


Children’s Shelter, Chatham Street, 1910

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Leonard Shaw and Dr. Barnardo


The 19th century was notable for the men and women who devoted themselves to the service of destitute children. Lord Shaftesbury of London, Miss Annie Macpherson of Stratford, Thomas John Barnardo, Leonard K. Shaw, William Quarrier of Glasgow,and Edward Rudolf of the Children’s Society formed a group of philanthropists which strove to better living conditions for children.

Leonard Shaw

Friday, 4 April 2014

After the festival



Last Saturday the Together Trust attended the Manchester Histories Festival at the Town Hall. Here museums, galleries, academics, archives, local and family history societies, cultural organisations and community groups from across Greater Manchester came together to deliver activities, events and displays about the history of the city. 

Manchester Histories Festival at Manchester Town Hall