The Process Revealed #2
Toastrack Museum

The Process Revealed #2

To accompany The Process Revealed, a series of exceptional photographs documenting the Toastrack’s construction from its very beginning to near-completion. All images courtesy of Manchester Libraries, Information and Archives, Manchester City Council. Site clearance in preparation for the Toastrack – Birchfields, previously featured in Look Outside, can be seen in the background. Note Leonard C. Howitt, City Architect, featured on … Continue reading

The Process Revealed
Toastrack Museum

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

You Are Here #2
Toastrack Museum

You Are Here #2

Following on from You Are Here, further portrait photograph discoveries of Toastrack staff, this time possibly dated from late 60s-1983. If anybody recognises themselves or others in these photographs, please do get in touch: nicholas@manchestermodernistsociety.org ** UPDATE ** Identified left to right: SET ONE (6-009) 1st row: (?), Gordon Thomas, (?) 2nd row: Len Ambrey, … Continue reading

Duty Now For The Future
Toastrack Museum

Duty Now For The Future

It may surprise you to learn that the designers responsible for these highly fashionable, good quality clothes do not work for any major chain store, nor have they notched up experience in the rag trade. They are two young, talented students from Manchester Polytechnic’s Fashion Department at Hollings Faculty.  – Manchester Evening News, June 8th, … Continue reading