Hannah is chair of Manchester Histories, a charity based at the University of Manchester which works with people and groups in the Greater Manchester area on history and heritage projects. Hannah acts as a feoffee at Chetham's and as a member of the Chetham's Library committee, as well as being Historical Advisor for the National Trust at Quarry Bank Mill.
History through an Object:
Pink kid slippers over white kid and linen, 1800-1810:
copyright Manchester City Galleries
These slippers, from 1800-1810, were no doubt much finer than Quarry Bank’s child workers could afford, but they give an idea of the type of footwear that constituted a slipper in the early nineteenth century, and which were a world away from the sort of clogs that the children would have worn to protect their feet at other times.