Monday, 25 April 2016

Working with Heritage Partners - Merseyside Maritime Museum

Last week on our Young Roots update we worked with one of our heritage partners, Salford Museum and Art Gallery, to better understand Salford at the turn of the nineteenth century. This was important for the young people to see what the area would have been like for their orphans, prior to being admitted into one of the Manchester Refuge’s homes. This wasn’t the only city involved in our orphan’s journeys however. As these cases involved children who went across to Canada, we also needed to know about Liverpool. It was from here that the journey across the sea began.

In Liverpool - Leaving the Port, 1894

Monday, 18 April 2016

Working with Heritage Partners - Salford Museum and Art Gallery

Our Young Roots project, Deep Pockets and Dirty Faces is currently going full steam ahead. Over the last few months the young people involved have been partaking in various sessions to create a greater understanding of Manchester and Salford in the late 1800s and see how the cities approached childcare. It is area which is perhaps underrepresented in the research arena, especially in regards to what the voluntary organisations did. As mentioned before in these blogs the importance of caring for and maintaining charity archives to enrich our understanding of social welfare is imperative. We are hoping the project will incite more interest in the charity’s roots. 

Documents from the archive

Monday, 11 April 2016

Young Roots: Getting to know our new orphans

As promised, this week’s blog will be concentrating on our young roots project ‘Deep Pockets and Dirty Faces’, bringing our readers up to date with some of the work that has been completed so far. The project is based around the history of the Together Trust, concentrating particularly on the charity’s Victorian roots. Young people receiving services from the Together Trust today have been learning about these children from the late nineteenth and early twentieth century’s, with the aim of bringing their stories to life. 

One of the orphans stories to be researched

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Guess who's back

It’s been a very busy time at the Together Trust Archives over the last few months. Consequently our blog has been sadly neglected but it’s time to remedy that and let you know what we’ve been up to. Over the next few weeks we’ll be blogging about our Heritage Lottery funded Young Roots project – ‘Deep Pockets and Dirty Faces’ and show some of the activities we’ve been involved in since the project began in January. It’s been a really exciting and revealing time for some of our pupils as they start to delve into the history of the Together Trust.

Private Trust Performance, November 2014