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Shepherd Street Mission

Shepherd st mission collection banner A small collection of items from the Mission established in Preston by the Band of Hope in 1876. The mission rescued street children and provided temporary accommodation for homeless adults; one of its original objectives was to "assist children to emigrate".

The collection comprises mostly committee minutes and newspaper reports on the Mission's work, but also includes rules for the running of homes, notes of children sent to Canada and images of rescued urchins.

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