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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;
    • Social Life of the Factory, with Simon Gunn

    • Bird, Terese
    • Simon Gunn talks about the various topics encompassed within the Social Life of the Factory: production; processes; nature of work and how it was organised; how the workforce was organised (age; gender; ethnicity); hierarchies in factories; leisure...
    • Research; Historians; History; Perspective; publication; Industry; Cities & towns; Communities; Deindustrialisation; Urban growth; Textile industry; Hosiery industry; Social aspects; Ethnic groups; Employee-employer relations; Social & civic...
    • 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;
    • Research Methods, by Gillian Murray (condensed)

    • Bird, Terese
    • Gillian Murray (PhD student at the University of Leicester) talks about using visual resources in historical research
    • Research; Historians; History; Perspective; publication; Portrayals;
    • 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: 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
    • Asian Enterprise in Leicester: dissertation, 1984

    • Freeman, Michael H.
    • Pages 26-36: Chapter 3 on Business Developments, covering structure of Asian businesses, factory manufacture, retail and wholesale development and the market
    • Ethnic Minorities; Economy; Asian population; Industry; Business; Ethnicity

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