Swinton Industrial SchoolsManchester 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. We hold a list of children sent to the school, 1846-1865 (ref: Archives GB127.M4/20/1) and a log book (boys), Mar 1919-Sep 1927. (ref: Archives GB127.M66/85/1/1/1).
Lancashire Record Office holds institution admission and discharge books, 1846-1848, 1850-1934; school admission and discharge books, 1892-1926; indices, 1848-1935; and a Master's journal, 1922-1929.
We hold 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)