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Donkeys To Innovators

Stories Wanted. Were You Involved with the Tan Y Bryn Residential and Holiday Home in Abergele, North Wales Between 1950 – 1982?

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On Saturday 9 June from 11.00am – 3.00pm at Gwyrch Castle, Abergele the public is invited to an afternoon of fascinating free heritage exploring the links between North Wales and the 120 year old charity Disabled Living, formerly the Cripples Help Society. From the late 1940s until the early 1980s, the Manchester based charity ran […]

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From Donkeys to Innovators: 120 Years of Disabled Living

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We are delighted to announce that our ‘From Donkeys to Innovators: 120 Years of Disabled Living’ exhibition is officially open at Redbank House. We would like to invite you to come along to our public open days for From Donkeys to Innovators on Friday 13th April, Monday 16th April and Tuesday 17th April, 10.00am until 3.00pm.  A […]

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4 Reasons Why We Love Discovering Our Heritage

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As it’s Heritage Treasures Day, we thought this would be a great opportunity to share the reasons as to why we love our heritage at Disabled Living. As you may already know, Disabled Living has had several name changes over the years and there have been many special memories shared. Throughout 2017 we shared our […]

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A Rare Find: The Christmas Card Folio

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Heather Roberts (HerArchivist, archive consultant), has put together this wonderful blog which discovers the meaning and significance of Disabled Living’s collection of heritage Christmas cards. The archive Disabled Living have a fascinating history stretching 120 years. It’s a vital but little-know part of Manchester’s amazing past and present. On the Donkeys to Innovators project, we […]

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