A Christmas Message from Elsie Hollings
Toastrack Museum

A Christmas Message from Elsie Hollings

Letter written by Elsie Hollings following the Jubilee Celebration of The Domestic & Trades College on December 16th 1952. Construction work would begin on the Toastrack within the next six years. December 20th 1952 Dear Students, The college owes you many thanks for the excellent way in which you did your part in presenting the pageant. … Continue reading

Shape Ritual
Toastrack Museum

Shape Ritual

As previously featured in Intermission Exercise, Manchester Modernist Society presents a compilation film from a selection of seven Toastrack-produced ‘Pathways to Quality’ instructional videos, written and recorded for Hollings Faculty’s Department of Clothing Design & Technology between 1990-91.   With special thanks to Jason Barker at MMU for his invaluable guidance and support. Continue reading

The New Activity
Toastrack Museum

The New Activity

Manchester Modernist Society is very pleased to be working in collaboration with John Merrill, currently a Photography MA student at Manchester Metropolitan University, to capture and celebrate the Toastrack through his creative and highly evocative photographs. This is a selection of just some of our favourite images produced by John so far. Visit John Merrill’s … Continue reading

Sighting In Corridor 12
Toastrack Museum

Sighting In Corridor 12

Reproduced from Cheshire Life magazine (May 1983, price 70 pence), this article was brought to the attention of Manchester Modernist Society by Marie Slater, Technical Team Leader for Anthropometrics, CAD & Textiles at the Toastrack, whose ‘squaw dress’ from the Hollings Fashion Show of that year is featured within. Marie explains: “I was a student … Continue reading