150 years of the Together Trust at Central Library
Manchester Central Library, St Peter's Square, Manchester M2 5PD
Celebrate our history at Manchester Central Library!
We’re hosting an exhibition at Manchester Central Library from 11 April to 30 June 2022.
The exhibition, supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, tells the changing story of our work to champion and care for people in the region over the last century and a half.
The Together Trust was founded in 1870, by Leonard Shaw and Richard Taylor, to provide shelter for homeless boys in Manchester and Salford. Its first home, the Night Refuge with 12 beds, was on Quay Street, Manchester. In its first 50 years, the charity helped around 124,500 children.
The exhibition, which includes displays of archive materials, describes some of the key developments on our long timeline and the life stories of the children and young people we've helped.
Find us on the central library’s ground floor and in the Wolfson Reading Room.