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An unofficial history: the launch of our Toastrack publication
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An unofficial history: the launch of our Toastrack publication

The launch of a new publication from Manchester Modernist Society about Manchester’s landmark building – the Toastrack. The Toastrack, also known as the Domestic & Trades College, or the Hollings Faculty of Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU), now stands empty. As MMU prepared to relocate to the city centre, Manchester Modernist Society spent a year at … Continue reading

Missing Familiar #2
Toastrack Museum

Missing Familiar #2

John Owen contacted Manchester Modernist Society in response to an article featured in the Manchester Evening News (Help cast light on the riddle of the missing Toastrack sculpture, 7/11/13 – not currently available online) covering the ongoing search for Hubert Dalwood’s lost Icon. Icon (1958) I worked at the Toastrack as Deputy Faculty Secretary (senior … Continue reading

Missing Familiar
Toastrack Museum

Missing Familiar

Earlier this year, Manchester Modernist Society discovered a commemorative brochure produced for the official opening ceremony of the Domestic and Trades College, performed by Princess Margaret on March 8th 1962. The brochure outlined the college’s history, departments and staff, and offered some information on the building’s unique structure and design. Contained within was a photograph, … Continue reading