Who designed the Toastrack? An Unofficial History
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Who designed the Toastrack? An Unofficial History

Throughout the Modernists’ residency at Hollings, our sedulous architectural researcher Matthew Steele has been trying to get a fuller and much rounder picture of our favourite paraboloid, the Toastrack. He’s been delving into the archives, and drinking with the architect – yes, you heard us right. Matthew and Angela Connelly will be presenting their findings … Continue reading

The Process Revealed
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The Process Revealed

The Toastrack’s development from inception to completion, documented by press cuttings discovered by Manchester Modernist Society from deep within the Hollings Faculty archive. Evening Chronicle, 07/04/59: Manchester Evening News, 01/05/59: Manchester Evening News, 11/08/59: The Guardian, 01/10/59: Daily Mail, 24/10/59: Manchester Evening News, 27/04/60: The Guardian, 15/06/60: Evening Chronicle, 14/09/60: Daily Telegraph, 19/01/61: Further reading: … Continue reading

A Great Day Out
Toastrack Museum

A Great Day Out

On September 22nd 1958 at 12 noon, the Toastrack’s foundation stone was laid by Sir Edward Boyle, Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Education. Manchester Evening News, 22/09/58: Evening Chronicle, 22/09/58: A. E. Henshall, a former Educational Secretary of the National Union of Teachers, would later go on to describe the Toastrack as an “architectural … Continue reading

The Pluterperfect Refreshment
Events & Activities / Toastrack Museum

The Pluterperfect Refreshment

Responding to the afflatus sublime (and a brief set by Manchester Modernist Society), design students Dan James and Jack Sanders from Manchester School of Art recently collaborated with MMS on the creation of an exclusive Toastrack Ale. The designers referred to archival material discovered throughout the Modernist Society’s creative residency at the Hollings Faculty, as … Continue reading