Queues Clogs & Redemption Salford

Over 50,000 children enjoyed a week by the sea in our purpose-built Blackpool resort in the twentieth century. The holiday was a life changing experience with many children gasping in awe at their first glimpse of the sea.

Queues, Clogs & Redemption Salford looks at our work to alleviate the impact of poverty and improve children’s life chances since we were established in 1869.

The exhibition, which will be on display in Salford Museum and Art Gallery from 10 June to 5 November, comprises illustrated panels, historical artefacts and a video with stories of past and present service users.

Admission Free during Museum opening hours 

The exhibition is accompanied by a series of events exploring different aspects of our history:

Wed 14 June 5.30 – 7.00PM

Exhibition Launch by the Mayor of Salford Paul Dennett. We have had close links with the business sector from the early days. How has the collaboration worked over the years and what more can be done to promote inclusive growth at a time of growing inequality? Free but booking essential. More information and booking here 

Wed 28 June 2.30 - 5.00PM

The Clatter of Clogs. Meandering tales of Salford slums, gangland violence, temperance and mass poverty relief works. Guided Walk and Talks This event starts at the exhibition with a talk by Manchester tour guide Suzanne Hindle. It includes a guided walk along the River Irwell and Chapel Street to our historic building just off Deansgate where there is a tour and talk about our current walk. Tickets £5 Book here 

Wed 12 July 5.30 – 7.00PM

Onward and Upward! A talk by Julie Marie Strange Professor of History at University of Manchester on the key role charities like Wood Street Mission played facilitating the growth of the family holiday.  Illustrated with archive footage and costumed character performances, the ticket price of £10 also includes a fish and chip supper.  More information and booking here

Wed 6 Sep 2.30 - 5.00PM

The Clatter of Clogs. Meandering tales of Salford slums, gangland violence, temperance and mass poverty relief works. Guided Walk and Talks This event starts at the exhibition with a talk by Manchester tour guide Suzanne Hindle. It includes a guided walk along the River Irwell and Chapel Street to our historic building just off Deansgate where there is a tour and talk about our current walk. Tickets £5 Book here 

 

 

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