Historic Tours of Wood Street

Wood Street Mission has been helping children living in poverty in Manchester since 1869.

Founded by a Methodist Minister concerned about living conditions in the city's notorious slums, we have helped many generations of local children since then.

Our primary focus through the years has been on providing the "practical neccessities of life" - food, clothing and shelter.

But we are also well known for sending tens of thousands of children to the seaside in the first half of  the twentieth century and engaging heavily in youth work in the 1960s and 1970s at a time of growing concern about "juvenile delinquency".

Our Christmas Project which gives children's toys to low income families is our oldest and is remembered poignantly by many past recipients of gifts.

Though initially based close to Central Station - now Manchester's Central Convention Complex - we moved to our current office in Wood Street in the 1870s.

Why not do a tour of Wood Street and learn more about our role in Manchester's social history?

Tours are free and take place on the first Wednesday of every month from 10.30 - 12.30.

Forthcoming tour dates: 4 February, 4 March, 1 April, 6 May, 3 June, 1 July. Places are limited so booking is essential.   

Phone 0161 834 3140 for more information or to book a place, or email info@woodstreetmission.org.uk







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