Liverpool School for the Blind baby crib



ID: A large brown wicker baby basket with four tall legs. It has detailed looping patterns woven into its design. This intricate wicker baby crib was made by pupils at the School for the Blind, Hardman Street. It was commissioned by the donor, Lis Hasted's mother for her birth in 1957. The family lived in Blundellsands. At this time, the Hardman Street School for the Blind was a technical college for pupils aged 16-21 from the North West region. Pupils would often move up from the junior Royal School for the Blind in Wavertree to Hardman Street, where they would receive a general education, and learn trades including basket-making, shoe repairing and machine knitting. The pupils would often sell their hand-crafted goods on site and take commissions from the local community.