Author Topic: William Warburton, Manchester St Michaels Ward Relief Committee  (Read 255 times)

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Re: William Warburton, Manchester St Michaels Ward Relief Committee
« Reply #9 on: Monday 07 September 20 19:52 BST (UK) »
I would think it would be more likely be St Michaelís and all Angels , in the worst slum in Europe .
Central Manchester ,near Victoria Station.
Friedrich Engels wrote about it in The Conditions of the Working  Poor in Manchester.
The church was demolished in the 1930ís or thereabouts .
It was on Angel  St.
Built when the area was still green fields ,but soon surrounded by dreadful housing, the infamous back to backs ,one room a bed room and attic.
Only a front door ,no rear exit as another house the same was attached at the back.
In the Cotton famine when Lancashire textile workers refused to use cotton produced in slave owning plantations the poverty was extreme ,likewise when so many Irish cane over to escape the famine ,so many extra available workers meant wages could plummet.
There would be great need for such organisations as that you mention.
I donít know  where  St Michaelís records are, perhaps The Central Library.
Or The  Church of England records.
Hope you get more info,
Viktioria,

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Re: William Warburton, Manchester St Michaels Ward Relief Committee
« Reply #10 on: Monday 07 September 20 20:17 BST (UK) »
I agree Viktoria.

There are newspaper snippets 1870s re St Michaelís Ward Relief Committee e.g

1878 - meeting in St James School, Collyhurst for the purpose of setting up a general relief committee for St Michaelís Ward
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Re: William Warburton, Manchester St Michaels Ward Relief Committee
« Reply #11 on: Monday 07 September 20 21:14 BST (UK) »
Thank you for all the info. I completely agree that it is for the St Michaels discussed above.  I have sent off some more emails today to try and get some further information


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Re: William Warburton, Manchester St Michaels Ward Relief Committee
« Reply #12 on: Monday 07 September 20 22:56 BST (UK) »
St,James Ďwas not far from St Michaelís .
In Collyhurst .
St Michaelís was in the specific area of Angel Meadow,part of Colllyhurst.
The conditions were extreme , Cholera  raged and 40í000 bodies were buried under St Michaelís Flags ,
The extension of  St. Michaelís Church yard.
As an example of the conditions ,at one back to back  house In John St.
nineteen people ,not all related , lived at  10 John St.
Charter St. Mission was a beacon of light in that area ,and was of great help
especially to the children.
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Re: William Warburton, Manchester St Michaels Ward Relief Committee
« Reply #13 on: Monday 07 September 20 23:18 BST (UK) »
Information about a William Warburton, member of the Salford School Board, but no information as to his age in 1872:

https://search.findmypast.co.uk/bna/viewarticle?id=bl%2f0000272%2f18720309%2f008&stringtohighlight=william%20warburton