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    • Saffron Hill Road, 1965

    • Calow, Dennis
    • View of houses 1-21 Saffron Hill Road just prior to their demolition for re-development in December 1965.
    • Housing; Abandoned buildings; City planning;
    • Corah of Leicester: Factory Life (pps)

    • Bird, Terese;
    • This learning resource details the various factes of life at N. Corah and Sons factor, detailing the historical context, fashions they were involved in, the technology they used, the structure of the building, their social events and systems, plus...
    • Factories; Social & civic facilities; Knitwear;
    • Liberty Timeline (pps)

    • Bird, Terese;
    • This learning resources documents the Liberty Factory from 1880 to the early 2000s
    • Factories; Hosiery industry; Building construction;
    • Interview with Johnny Wesson on the factory community

    • Hyde, Colin
    • Interview in which Johnny Wesson, a Corah employee describes aspects of the neighbourhood, streets, factory sounds, and other businesses in the area. Heanor Street is very near to Frog Island.
    • Social & civic facilities; Social aspects; Pensions; Employee rights; Employee-employer relations; Employees; Employment;
    • Interview with John Barradell.

    • Kaur, Ravinder.
    • 19 min 27 sec interview with John Barradell, retired textile designer employed by Thompson Fabrics, Leicester. The interview includes; family background; training as a graphic designer, career outline; marriage; John and his wife design for Corahs,...
    • Textile industry; Thompson Fabrics; Career; Design; Designers; Social life; Employment;
    • Encore News, Autumn 1966

    • N. Corah & Sons Ltd
    • N. Corah & Sons Employee magazine
    • N. Corah & Sons Ltd; Hosiery industry; Employment
    • Introducing Manufacturing Pasts, by Simon Gunn

    • Bird, Terese
    • Simon Gunn talks about how he became interested in industrial history, the lack of material on industrial cities from the 1930s onwards and how the project aims to fill the gap by looking at manufacturing processes, and what happened to the factory...
    • Research; Historians; History; Perspective; publication; Industry; Cities & towns; Communities; Deindustrialisation; Urban growth; Textile industry; Hosiery industry; Social aspects;
    • Interview with Charles Monk

    • Monk, Charles
    • Recalls starting work as an apprentice carpenter and his experience in the building trade. Talks about the Adult School movement prior to 1914 and his growing interest in politics. Describes his enlistment in the 7th Battalion of the...
    • Adult education; Building construction; War; Politics & government;
    • Healthcare: Family and Women -  Grace Fox

    • Hyde, Colin; Bird, Terese
    • Arrived in Leicester in 1965, health visitor in the West End community. People we very welcoming. Issues such as large families in small houses, womens health under threat. Womens tolerance of ill health greater during the last century. Hazel...
    • Health; Health & hygiene facilities; Health & welfare; Health care; Health care facilities; Health care personnel; Communities; Immunisation;
    • Utilities and Housing-  Grace Fox

    • Hyde, Colin; Bird, Terese
    • Grace discusses what utilities were likely to be in use in homes in the 1960s, what housing in general was like in that neighbourhood, and environmental concerns related to the factories in the area. Duration: 9mins, 44 secs
    • Gas-lighting; Health; Communities; Family; Immigrants; Housing; Ethnic groups; Ethnic neighborhoods; Building deterioration; Safety; Maintenance & repair; Floods; Factories;
    • Interview with Bernard Perks: Track 1

    • Hyde, Colin;
    • Bernard Perks talks about growing up on Walnut Street and the surrounding area. 47mins 16secs
    • Family; Family trees; Housing; Childhood & youth; Streets; Neighborhoods; School attendance; Schools; Play (Recreation); Churches; Community; Community property; Employment; Wages; Salary;
    • City of Contrasts

    • Eamid Film Productions
    • A travelogue of Leicester showing the development of the city before 1963.
    • Industry; Shoe industry; Clothing industry; Education;
    • Interview with Bernard Perks: Track 2

    • Hyde, Colin;
    • Bernard Perks talks about growing up on Walnut Street and the surrounding area. 32mins 41 secs
    • Police; Demolition; Hospitals; Landlord & tenant relations; Regeneration; Trams; Deliveries; Factories; Dentistry; Dental offices;

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