Category Archives: Ancoats Dispensary

Saving a part of Ancoats heritage

A short film I made about a group of residents from the Ancoats and Miles platting areas of Manchester, who united together to save the historic Ancoats Dispensary from demolition.

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The Beating Heart of Ancoats Banner Project

The ‘Beating Heart of Ancoats’ Banner represents the collaborative work of renowned banner maker Ed Hall; community arts group Upper Space and the Ancoats Dispensary Trust.
This is a community led project of which some residents of Ancoats made a contribution for each individual window of the banner expressing what Ancoats means to them and their hopes for the future.

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The Dispensaries a talk by author Dr Michael Whitfield in Manchester

Dr Michael Whitfield author of The Dispensaries gave a talk at the Friends Meeting House in Manchester on 18th April 2017; Dr Michael talked about his book and the role of the dispensaries played in the provision of healthcare for the poor in the nineteenth century.
The event was organised by the Victorian Society and the Ancoats Dispensary Trust.

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