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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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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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Success at Peacefield Handicrafts

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This is a guest blog by Heather Roberts, who you might have seen featured in our other blog posts. It’s not just in Manchester and Salford that Disabled Living has operated. Way back in the late 1800s The Band of Kindness, as it was known back them, was implementing novel ideas all over the country. […]

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Guidance on Choosing What to Keep in Your Archive

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This is the second blog from Heather Roberts (HerArchivist, archive consultant), explaining the process we undertook for appraising our photographs archive. Appraisal Appraisal is a term that archivists use a lot. It means “choosing what to keep”. Contrary to some beliefs, we are not “professional hoarders”. Well, most of us aren’t, I have my suspicions […]

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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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What Have We Learnt from Our Community Curation Training?

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As many of you will already know, Disabled Living are celebrating 120 years of providing services. As part of our Heritage Lottery Funded project, Disabled Living has received training in different areas. An interesting section has included two community curation sessions delivered by Catherine O’Donnell from the People’s History Museum. We understand the importance of the […]

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Were You Involved with One of Manchester’s Oldest Charities?

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Disabled Living, one of Manchester’s oldest charities, is calling for people to get in touch who have memories, materials and/or photographs about their links with the charity. Hundreds of thousands of people across the North West have been involved with the organisation in its 120 year history as service users, volunteers, staff and trustees. Alan […]

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Disabled Living are Celebrating! Would You Like to Help Us?

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Disabled Living has been awarded £58,400 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting project From Donkeys to Innovators that celebrates its rich and unique 120 year history. Made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, the project focuses on the charity’s history from its establishment as an organisation teaching children to be […]

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