Thursday 4 June
With thanks to staff and service users of Manchester Rape Crisis.
Patchwork piece, 19th century, 1922.2191
'Welcome little Stranger' pincushion, 1798, 1947.1112
Objects chosen by Ruth.
Talking about communication today was a joy. The pleasures of sending and receiving handwritten letters, remembering long telephone calls in the days before social media, the importance of smiling at people in the street. The challenges of lockdown, the need for physical contact, and the frustrations of technology are so much less painful when shared.