Refugee Week 2013 runs from the 17th to the 23rd June.

Archives+ have created Storify and Facebook posts to highlight and share some of the stories contained in the Greater Manchester County Record Office‘s archives.

Poster for Refugees, n.d.

This typewritten notice has no date. We don’t know where or when it might have been handed out. The information may no longer be relevant but the message of support and welcome is timeless.

Manchester has a long history of welcoming refugees. Refugee Week is a time to focus on the refugee situation locally, nationally and internationally. Archive documents and photos can help us all feel part of the bigger picture.