Styal Cottage Homes
Styal Cottage Homes was founded in 1898 for the care of children under the control of the Chorlton Board of Guardians. It 1929 it was transferred to the Education Committee of Manchester City Council and closed in 1956.
The Greater Manchester County Record Office hold log books for the home, 1904-1956 (ref: Archives GB127.M66/84 - RESTRICTED ACCESS). However, these very rarely mention the names of individual children.
Childrens' Services, hold some admission registers 1903-1956 for the home. Enquiries regarding these records should be made in writing to Childrens Services (email@example.com).
The Manchester Room@City Library holds copies of:
- James Stanhope-Brown, Manchester to Styal via Swinton: a glimpse of child welfare in times past (Countryside, 1989) (362.723 ST)
- James Stanhope Brown, A Styal of Its Own 1894-1964 (C. Pothecary, c.1989) (362.723 ST)