Queues, Clogs & Redemption Salford

Girls in queue

Temporary exhibition
Saturday 10 June 2017 to Sunday 5 November 2017

Wood Street Mission has been helping children and families living below the poverty line in Manchester and Salford since Victorian times.

This exhibition looks at the work of Wood Street Mission from the days of 'rescuing' street children in the nineteenth century, sending tens of thousands to the seaside in the twentieth, and running a city gym for deprived teenagers and professionals working in the city in the 1980s. 

These stories are told through panels, historial artefacts and a film featuring former and current service users.

This exhibition is on display in the Bluestairs Community Gallery.


Onward and Upward
Wednesday 12 July, 5:30-7:00pm, £10 including bite size fish and chips

This talk by Julie Marie Strange, Professor of History at the University of Manchester, charts the growing popularity of the family holiday, the key role charities like Wood Street Mission played faciliating it, and explores why holidays are good for us. View full event.

The Clatter of Clogs Talk and Walk
Wednesday 6 September, 2:30-5:00pm, £5 including refreshments

Meandering tales of Salford slums, literary genius, gangland violence, temperance and a fight for human rights. A look at archives at Salford Museum, followed by a walking tour led by qualified tour guide Suzanne Hindle along the River Irwell and Chapel Street to the original Mission building on Wood Street just off Deansgate, where the charity is still based. The walk is followed by a tour of Wood Street Mission and refreshments. View full event.