Manchester was one of the first unions to set up a large separate institution specifically for pauper children in 1846. The building was demolished and replaced by a town hall in the 1930s.
- a list of children sent to the school, 1846 to 1865 (ref GB127.M4/20/1)
- a log book (boys), Mar 1919 to Sep 1927 (ref GB127.M66/85/1/1/1).
Lancashire Record Office holds:
- institution admission and discharge books, 1846 to 1848, 1850 to 1934
- school admission and discharge books, 1892 to 1926
- indices, 1848 to 1935
- a Master's journal, 1922 to 1929.
How to access
Resources marked with 'Archives' are available in the search room, please make an appointment.
We also have copies of:
- John Cook, 'Swinton Industrial School: Manchester Union, Moral, and Industrial Training School' (Swinton and Pendlebury Local History Society, 2007) (q 371.967094 COO)
- Albert E. Guest, 'Swinton industrial schools: an historical sketch and personal reminiscences' (Swinton and Pendlebury Public Libraries, 1961) (f371.966 GU)
- E. O'Brien, Pauper in the Palace: Life in Swinton Industrial Schools (Neil Richardson, 1977) (371.967 OB)
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