On board the Indefatigable
Tuesday, 22 September 2015
We’ve spoke before on this blog about a training ship moored in Birkenhead called the Indefatigable. The Refuge had an arrangement with the committee of the Indefatigable to take boys who entered the Refuge and had a constitution for the sea. Hundreds made the short trip across to Merseyside to learn the sailor life and went on to have successful careers in the Navy.
Wednesday, 9 September 2015
Today is a momentous day in history as Queen Elizabeth II officially becomes Britain’s longest reigning monarch. She overtakes Queen Victoria’s previous record of 63 years, seven months and two days. She also becomes the longest reigning female monarch in world history. Of course the Together Trust has seen the reign of both monarchs. In fact it has witnessed six sovereigns rule over England during its lifetime.
Charity's Homes in 1952
Wednesday, 2 September 2015
Robert was admitted to the Central Refuge on Francis Street on the 1 November 1875. The first admission book, where his entry is recorded, is scant in detail, as was typical for the first few years of the charity. We do know however that he was admitted at the age of 17, both parents having passed away and that he was ‘rescued’ by the charity from the notorious district of Angel Meadow.
Admission Entry for Robert, November 1875