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    • Frisby Jarvis Wolsey - Barbara Taylor

    • Hyde, Colin; Bird, Terese
    • Audio interview with Barbara Taylor (b. 1936) about working in Leicester factories. Family worked in various factories (Woolsey, Stibbes). Wanted to work in embroidery so started at Frisby Jarvis in 1950s. Remembers her first day, the factory and...
    • Factories; Embroidery; Buildings; Employees; Employment; Marriage;
    • 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
    • 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 - Personnel

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    • 3 photographs of Betty Withers with colleagues
    • Factories; Employees; Employment; Employee-employer relations; Employee fringe benefits; Hosiery industry; Knitting industry;
    • Corah: Interview with Young Male Worker - Tony Taylor

    • Hyde, Colin; Bird, Terese
    • Interview with Tony Taylor, describing how he found work at Corah at the age of 15 (1952), and early years of learning and working at Corah knitting factory of Leicester. Notes: Uncle worked at Corah. Mother worked in shoes, Dad painter &...
    • Factories; Families; Employee-employer relations; Employees; Employment;
    • Corah Photo Scrapbook

    • Bird, Terese;
    • Scrapbook of photos from N. Corah and Sons Ltd Factory
    • Factories; Industry; Knitwear;
    • 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 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;
    • 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: 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
    • 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;
    • Interview with Tony and Barbara Taylor: Write up

    • Hyde, Colin;
    • Tony and Barbara Taylor describe working at the Corah factory, career opportunities, working conditions, and employees.
    • Family; Employment; Factories; Working Environment; Promotion (work); Employees; Knitting industry; Machinery; Work ethic; Education; Apprentices; Salary; Trade Unions; Textiles; Segregation; Gender roles; Technology; Social aspects; Social life;...

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