Thursday, 23 July 2015

Helping generations of families

When the Manchester Refuges began in 1870 it catered for children in some of the most dire straits. The slum areas of Angel Meadow, Ancoats and Blackfriars spewed out dirty, ragged and half starved children that were often in need of assistance from the church or charities to avoid the dreaded shadow of the Workhouse.

In the Manchester Slums

Monday, 13 July 2015

Finding space to play

On the 22nd July it will be 113 years since the death of the Manchester Refuge’s founder, Leonard Kilbee Shaw. The vision and work of Shaw set the foundation stones of the charity, which continues to thrive today as the Together Trust

Recreation Ground, Cheetham, 1906