Elder girls in the laundry at Rosen Hallas
Wednesday, 26 August 2015
Last week we looked at the different types of boys that were admitted to the Strangeway Homes at the turn of the century. This week we turn to the set of homes at Cheetham Hill to give a breakdown of the type of girls that found their way into the charity’s care.
Monday, 17 August 2015
Friday, 7 August 2015
On the 9th October 1896 a policeman turned up to the Children’s Shelter on Chatham Street bringing with him a 15 year old boy. After many months tramping around the country Tom had found himself in Manchester, destitute and alone. Originally from Liverpool, the family had moved to Dartford where Tom’s father drove an omnibus. A ‘very wild character and of loose habits’ Tom was abandoned when his father fell heavily into debt and ran off.
Tom's Application Form