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    • Hawley & Johnson Ltd.: newspaper article "Dyeworks here for 120 years", 1958

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    • Article on history of Hawley & Johnson dyeworks: originally owned by Crofts family, link to Sketchley Ltd of Hinckley, technological changes in dyeing process, concentration on yarns and introduction of new fibres. With photograph of latest twin...
    • Textile industry; Dyeing industry; Industrialization; Manufacturing
    • They made Leicester's Statue of Liberty

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    • Article from pp.10 of the Leicester Mercury, Monday March 23rd 1998 about the construction of the Statue of Liberty statue that was to be on top of the Liberty Works, Eastern Boulevard. Bill Briggs had mentored David Simpson when he joined the...
    • Factories; Conservation & restoration;
    • Hawley & Johnson Ltd.: the three factories, 1891

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    • Text relating to the three factories: Frog Island, Hinckley and North Bridge works detailing the history of the company, the building and the processes carried out within them.
    • Textile industry; Dyeing industry; Industrialization; Manufacturing
    • D. Byford and Co. 1940

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    • Book containing photographs of the factory and staff, with text. The book celebrates the 21st anniversary of the D. Byford and Co. factory from December 1st, 1919 to Novemeber 30th, 1940 and offers a step-by-step guide to the way the factory...
    • Factories; Hosiery industry;
    • Trade Directory (Leicester) 1985-86, Classified Index

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    • Pages 7-23 of the Leicester's Trade Directory from 1985-86, detailing trades and companies. Listed alphabetically by trade.
    • Trade Directories; Industry; Deindustrialisation; City & town life; Neighborhoods; Working Environment; Employment;
    • Corah - Women fire fighters

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    • Two photos of women fire fighters at the Corah Factory
    • Gender roles; Fire fighters; Fire fighting; Fire helmets;
    • Corah's estimated targets for Marks & Spencer, 1965

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    • Table showing Corah's estimated target production with Marks & Spencer, arranged by department and including summary of total sales for 1964. With covering letter
    • N. Corah & Sons Ltd; Hosiery industry; Marks & Spencer
    • Turkey Café through the years

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    • Three photographs showing the St Margarets Works Turkey Café building as Winns Café, Bruchiani's, and Select Specs.
    • Buildings; Turkey Café;
    • Ready to take the Liberty

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    • Newspaper article from pp.15 of the Leicester Mail about the former shoe factory the Liberty Building, Eastern Boulevard being put up for sale. Possible suggestions for it's use are suggested. It is being sold by Tarratt Carr Commercial.
    • Factories; Conservation & restoration;
    • Imperial Typewriter Company industrial dispute: newspaper reports, 1974

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    • Leicester Mercury articles reporting on strike by black and Asian employees, concerning discrimination, lack of equal opportunities, pay claim and refusal of Transport and General Workers Union to allow the election of stewards: warning of race...
    • Typewriter Manufacture; Industrial Disputes; Ethnic Minorities; Equal Opportunities; Trade Unions; Racism; Employment; Equality
    • Liberty returns

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    • Newspaper article from pp.22 of the The Mail, Thurs, Oct 17th 2002 marking the return of the Liberty statue that had been part of the Liberty Works, a former shoe factory on Eastern Boulevard. The site has been turned into 132 student flats by...
    • Building construction; Conservation & restoration;
    • Ready to take the Liberty

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    • Newspaper article from pp.15 of the Leicester Mail about the former shoe factory the Liberty Building, Eastern Boulevard being put up for sale. Possible suggestions for it's use are suggested. It is being sold by Tarratt Carr Commercial.
    • Factories; Conservation & restoration;

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