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    • Corah - Social Life

    • 12 photographs of various employee events at the Corah factory in the 1970s.
    • Hosiery industry; Knitting industry; Social aspects; Social life; Retirements; Employees;
    • Interview with Edward Lodge

    • Hyde, Colin;
    • 1hour 55 min interview with Mr Edward Lodge, retired hosiery worker, on life at the N. Corah & Sons Ltd. factory, Leicester
    • Textile industry; Career; National Service; Employment; Processes & techniques; Studying; Employee fringe benefits; Salary; Training; Social & civic facilities; Social aspects; Social life; Friendship; Relations between the sexes; Pensions; Trade...
    • Interview with Paul Shelvington.

    • Hyde, Colin;
    • 27 minute and 1 second interview with Paul Shelvington [slightly edited to remove interruptions]. Paul Shelvington grew up in the Wharf Street, St Matthews area of the city and remembers the area in the 1960s. He mentions the "Longship" one of the...
    • Longship; Top Rank Suite; Il Rondo; Freeman, Hardy and Willis; Wright's Engineering Supplies; Odeon; Athena; Leicestershire Butchers Hide and Skin Company; Leicester International Hotel; Rowley and Co. Ltd; Rossiter's; Spectrum; Shed; Artist's...
    • Corah - Personnel

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

    • Hyde, Colin; Bird, Terese
    • 4 acre site: football, tennis, cricket, bowls green, judo club and a pavilion. Sports days, interdepartment tournaments. Football competitions against other companies. Social club run by hierarchy. No return for company other than attracting...
    • Sports; Sports & recreation facilities; Sports posters; Social aspects; Social life; Employees; Employee-employer relations;
    • Interview with Anna Mee.

    • Hulme, Tom
    • 50 minute interview with Anna Mee, lifelong resident of Leicester. She describes her family background and how she left school at fifteen and became a cutter, eventually working at several hosiery manufacturers in Leicester. She recalls her brand...
    • Hosiery industry; Gender roles; Odeon Cinema; Helsinki; Charlotte, The; El Rondo; Palais de Danse;
    • Corah: Profit - not without honour

    • Judd, Walter; Mike Conrad Design Associates Limited
    • 54 page printed booklet. Leicestershire Museums Publication No. 108
    • N. Corah & Sons Ltd;
    • Corah - Hockey Team

    • 6 photographs of Corah's womens hockey team
    • Social aspects; Social life; Sport; Sportswomen
    • Interview with Hena Lakhani.

    • Ghelani, Divya;
    • 9 minutes and 37 second interview with Hena Lakhani. Please note audio momentarily drops out throughout interview. Hena emigrated from Uganda to Leicester in 1971 when she was two years old. Hena has childhood memories (1970s-1980s) of the St...
    • Odeon Cinema; Athena; Leicester International Hotel; Motion pictures;
    • 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;...
    • Wand Street, Leicester - a factory at the end of every street

    • Hyde, Colin
    • A photograph of Wand Street, Leicester, facing noth west away from the city. Demonstrates a common sight in certain areas of Leicester where many terraced streets had a factory close by.
    • Cities & towns; Community; Factories; Traffic congestion; Urban growth;
    • Corah accounts, 1913-1914

    • N. Corah & Sons Ltd
    • Account book, page 49, showing profit and loss statement. Details of factory expenses, including wages, equipment, repairs etc
    • N. Corah & Sons Ltd; Hosiery industry; Finance
    • The Pick Knitwear Story, Book Two: 1956-1991

    • Pick, J. B.
    • An account of ]. PICK & SONS LTD LEICESTER Manufacturers for a hundred years. 45 page company publication.
    • Hosiery; Hosiery industry; Factories; Industrialization; Employee-employer relations; Employees; Business & finance; Business enterprises; Advertising; Business districts; Exporting; Economic & industrial aspects; Deindustrialisation; Recession;


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