Set up in 1977, the North West Film Archive preserves moving images made in or about Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire, Merseyside and Cumbria and offers a variety of access services to users in the public, academic and commercial sectors.
This film is part of Free
A Centre is Made
Disabled people working in the community in Oldham.
Amateur film 1956 33 mins Not rated
From the collection of:
In this film from Oldham, the builders of the new centre (called the Female Industrial Centre for the Mentally Handicapped) include people with learning difficulties from the local Arthurs and Kenyon Centre. This initiative was designed to promote independence for disabled people.
The preservation of this film was funded by a grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund.
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