Exhibition handbook and programme

Scope and Content

This is a programme or handbook for Manchester, Salford and District Girls' Club Union, Martha and Mary Exhibition of model rooms for smallest incomes, held at the Milton Hall, Deansgate, Manchester, of which Margaret Pilkington was vice-chairman. The booklet contains descriptions of the model rooms exhibited and gives tips and advice to demonstrate that 'small rooms may be bright and attractive, as well as comfortable and economical.' The programme gives a brief overview of the club's work in Manchester and Salford and lists members of the Union, the National Council of Girl's Clubs, clubs affiliated to the Union, hostels, and evening classes for the Club.

There are also articles in the handbook entitled 'Training for Domestic Service', 'Opportunities for Women in the Electrical Industry', 'A Little Grey Home in the West', 'The Girl as a Citizen', 'Choosing a House', 'Colour in the Home', 'On Choosing Furniture', and 'Flowers in the Home', and also an essay competition, asking entrants to write on the subject of 'why cleanliness is so important to health'. There are also numerous illustrated adverts for local plumbers, grocers and butchers.

This item was in envelope VI, but not listed on the original handlist.