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Wood Street Mission today Wood Street Mission today

Tucked away down an unassuming side street that runs directly along the side of The John Rylands Library, you’ll find one of Manchester’s longest running charities The Wood Street Mission.

Founded 30 years before the Rylands was opened, the Mission was set up in 1869 in an area of Manchester that was predominantly a slum. Much like the Rylands, the mission was set up to help the poor factory workers of the area, in particular the children, who were also often working in the same factories as their parents.

For almost 150 years the charity has carried on it’s incredibly important work, working from the same Wood Street base to help alleviate the effects of poverty on local children and families.

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