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    • 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;
    • Corah Photo Scrapbook

    • Bird, Terese;
    • Scrapbook of photos from N. Corah and Sons Ltd Factory
    • Factories; Industry; Knitwear;
    • Research Methods, by Gillian Murray (extended version)

    • Bird, Terese
    • Gillian Murray (PhD student at the University of Leicester) talks about using visual resources in historical research, with particular reference to the N.Corah & Sons Ltd & Liberty Shoes Ltd
    • Research; Historians; History; Perspective; publication; Portrayals;
    • Corah of Leicester: Factory Life (pdf)

    • 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;
    • Sewing Hot Pants and Other Outdoor Work

    • Bird, Terese; Hyde, Colin;
    • mp3 interview with Barbara Taylor regarding the time after she left Corah and did 'outdoor work,' referring to work done at home as an independent contractor. 3mins 21 secs.
    • Factories; Working Environment; Workshops; Schedules (Time plans); Home labor; Clothing & dress; Clothing industry;
    • Corah: Overseas workers and visitors-company travel

    • Bird, Terese; Hyde, Colin;
    • mp3 interview with Tony and Barbara Taylor about overseas workers beginning to work at Corah; some discussion of entertaining visitors from overseas, as well as Tony's overseas travel on behalf of Corah. 5mins 52 secs.
    • Immigrants; Employees; Gender roles; Employee relations; Social life; Social values; Travel; Expense accounts; Social unrest;
    • Corah: Socialising at work

    • Bird, Terese; Hyde, Colin;
    • mp3 interview with Tony and Barbara Taylor about the question of whether socialising went on during work hours at Corah, and how this could be useful for professional purposes as well. 1min 30secs.
    • Social & civic facilities; Social aspects; Social life; Sports; Employees;
    • Corah: Savings & pensions

    • Bird, Terese; Hyde, Colin;
    • mp3 interview with Tony and Barbara Taylor regarding schemes for Corah employees, in the area of savings and pensions. 2mins 13secs.
    • Saving & investment; Pensions; Money; Employee fringe benefits; Sick persons;
    • Corah: Social Life

    • Bird, Terese; Hyde, Colin;
    • mp3 interview with Barbara and Tony Taylor describing how social life mixed with work, including festivities for special occasions. Plenty of opportunity to talk to colleagues. 'Trimming' rooms and machines to celebrate birthdays, engagements...
    • Factories; Working Environment; Working mothers; Entertainment; Employees; Relations between the sexes; Celebrations; Advice; Childcare
    • Corah: The employees shop, and tidy working

    • Bird, Terese; Hyde, Colin;
    • An mp3 interview with Barbara Taylor describing the in-house shop provided by Corah for it's workers and the quota systems upon which purchases were made. A well dressed workforce - had to wear an apron. Had to clean down their workspace every...
    • Factories; Working Environment; Employee fringe benefits; Employees;
    • Corah & Wolsey: Changes in sewing

    • Bird, Terese; Hyde, Colin;
    • mp3 interview with Barbara Taylor describing different sewing practices at Corah and Wolsey. Wolsey used Singer sewing machines on a conveyor system wheras Corah provided each employee with their own machine.
    • Working mothers; Technology; Factories; Employees; Gender roles
    • Corah: Computerised knitwear manufacturing

    • Bird, Terese; Hyde, Colin;
    • mp3 interview with Tony Taylor explaining his training in and working with computerised processes, which made their way into knitting and clothing manufacturing from overseas. The technology was sold to the far east and then had to be bought...
    • Machinery; Technology; Factories; Knitwear; Products; Engineering
    • Corah: Dealing with change in manufacturing

    • Bird, Terese; Hyde, Colin;
    • Interview with Barbara and Tony Taylor who describe change sin management and practice at Corah, to meet the chaning needs of industry. Arrival of managers from Marks and Spencers, the changes they implemented and their authoritarian approach. ...
    • Factories; Employee-employer relations; Employees; Employment; Gender Roles; Women; Men; Work ethic
    • Corah: Pay and Labour Issues

    • Bird, Terese; Hyde, Colin;
    • mp3 interview with Barbara and Tony Taylor describing pay and the hierarchy of workers within a clothing manufacturing plant, and labour issues. Long line of workers, 1st machinist, 2nd machinist, overlocker. All paid the same rate so if worked...
    • Factories; Employee eating facilities; Employee rights; Employee-employer relations; Employees; Working mothers; Gender roles
    • Interview with Bill Clarke

    • Clarke, Bill
    • Recalls employment at Gimson's during the Second World War. Also talks about working for Corah's and in the office at Gimson's before the war. Recalls period of unemployment. Describes being in Gimson's fire brigade and gives an account of bombing...
    • Unemployment; City & town life; War;
    • Interview with Beverley Haddon. Part 1

    • Hulme, Tom;
    • 38 minute 50 second interview with Beverley Haddon, longtime resident of Leicester, formerly an overlocker at various Leicester hosiery companies. The interview includes Beverley talking about her family background, leaving school at fifteen and...
    • Working class; Hosiery industry; Gender roles; Race relations; Immigrants;
    • Interview with Kenneth West.

    • Hulme, Tom;
    • 90 minutes and 39 seconds interview with Kenneth West. Kenneth West was born in Leicester in 1922. He went to work at Faire Brothers Ltd. as a mechanical engineer until he was called up in 1943 to serve in WW2. He describes working in the factory...
    • Industry; Hosiery industry; Knitting industry; Engineering; Fire fighters; Tanning; World War Two; Entertainment; Ballroom dancing; Soldiers; Cinema; Ghosts; Shoestring industry; Faire Brothers Ltd; Freeman, Hardy and Willis; Savoy Cinema;...
    • Interview with Leslie Clifford Holohan: write up

    • Hyde, Colin;
    • Mr Holohan talks about his early years at work at Corah, employee hierarchy and promotional structure, apprentice pay, training, unions, pay structure and mechanism, unions in the area, employee relations, training, union membership, World War II,...
    • Work ethic; Working Environment; Employee rights; Employee-employer relations; Employees; Employment; Trade Unions; Salary; Training; Negotiating;
    • 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;

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