1. Brief history

    The Hungarian crisis of 1956 led to many refugees coming to our city.

  2. What's available

    Although no book has been written on the efforts made to help these refugees, there is coverage in Box 540 of the newspaper cuttings series, and there are references in the Manchester City Council Proceedings of 1956 to 1957 (pages 1764 to 1772) and 1957 to 1958 (pages 1626 to 1633).

    Around 800 refugees were housed at Styal Cottage Homes between 1956 to 1958. Reference to this made in the Council Proceedings for 1956 to 1957, 1957 to 1958 (mentioned previously). It is also mentioned in Tony Kushner, Remembering Refugees Then and Now (University of Manchester, 2006), pp.62-70, of which we hold a reference copy (325 21 KUS(835))

    Brief mention is also made in:

  3. How to access

    Library members can find and reserve the other resources mentioned by following the links to our library catalogue.

  4. Photographs

    See photos and more of our albums on Flickr.

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