Thursday, 19 November 2015

The importance of charity archives

This year’s Explore Your Archive campaign from The National Archives runs from the 14th - 22nd November and aims to get more people aware of archives and what can be discovered within their collections. It’s also a reminder that archives are everywhere. Not just within the large libraries and universities of the country but also within small businesses, charities and even within the family home. It ranges from the thousand of records stored at the National Archives in Kew through to the family letters hidden in the drawer of a writing desk, or the hundreds of email correspondence of a long standing publisher.

Part of the Together Trust Archive collection

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Armistice Day 2015

At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month the Together Trust came to a stop to remember. The Armistice came into being 97 years ago to remember those who had fallen in World War One. It has since become a symbol of remembrance for all those who have fought for their country. 

Together Trust Poppy Display, 2014

Friday, 6 November 2015

Cheadle's Big Bang

Cheadle's Big Bang is ready to let off some more fireworks...

Bringing in Guy Fawkes at Belmont

The main event will consist of two firework displays (both a children’s and main display) alongside a bonfire, hot food and drinks, and a selection of fairground attractions for all ages. Always hugely popular it has the added bonus that money raised from the ticket sales go towards the Together Trust, as well as other local charities.

Belmont has always celebrated Guy Fawkes night and was a popular event for the children who lived at our homes here in Cheadle. If you're looking for a firework display to go to this weekend. Why not pop along. We'd love to see you there!

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Rationing at Belmont

I came across a ration book in one of our files today. Dated from the 1950s and still containing a lot of its coupons, it’s a good representative of life in the UK after World War Two. Every young person that was in the Belmont Homes during that time would have been issued with a ration book. So what were these and what were they for?

Ration Book 1953-1954