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    • 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...
    • 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 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;
    • 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;
    • 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;
    • 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;
    • 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: 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 News, March 1973

    • N. Corah & Sons Ltd
    • Employee magazine from N.Corah & Sons Ltd
    • N. Corah & Sons Ltd; Hosiery industry; Employment
    • Corah - Social Life

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

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