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    • Interview with Thomas William Allen

    • Allen, Thomas William
    • Brief memories of First World War in Quorn, Leicestershire, watching zeppelins over Loughborough. Mentions first motor bus in Quorn, Wright's factory being main centre of employment, local people, fairs and wakes. Names sweets sold in shop, hours...
    • Entertainment; Food; Sport; Villages; Work; World War I; Transport;
    • City's Liberty building 'in urgent need of overhaul'

    • Atkinson, Mel;
    • Article from the Leicester Mercury, Monday September 20th 1999 - pp. 8 'City's Liberty Building in urgent need of overhaul' by Mel Atkinson. Leicester City Council is set to serve a notice on Harish Parmar the owner of the grade two listed...
    • Factories; Conservation & restoration; Parmar, Harish
    • Interview with Lillian Ball

    • Ball, Lillian
    • Describes her work at British United from 1938, first as a comptometer operator in the accounts and records department. Describes becoming an inspector on the factory floor during the Second World War, then becoming a welfare officer, and details...
    • Work; World War II; Unions; Housing; Entertainment;
    • City of Leicester City Development Plan (1952): Written analysis (pt 7)

    • Beckett, John L.;
    • Part Seven - Industry. A 48 page extract from a 191 page written analysis of Leicester's City Development Plan in 1952. Includes information on Leicester's principal industries from 1670 to date; Employment in the industries by type of industry,...
    • Industry; Industrialization; Employment; housing; Factories; Buildings; Working Environment; Occupations; Manufacturing; Hosiery industry; Shoe industry; Knitting industry; WWII; Markets; Land reform; Land use; Planning; City planning;
    • 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;
    • Liberty Timeline (pps)

    • Bird, Terese;
    • This learning resources documents the Liberty Factory from 1880 to the early 2000s
    • Factories; Hosiery industry; Building construction;
    • Donisthorpe - Friars Mill Timeline (pdf)

    • Bird, Terese;
    • A clickable and interactive timeline of the key dates of the Donisthorpe Friars Mill building, from 1220 through 2012.
    • Industrialization; Industry; Building construction; Building deterioration; Buildings; Preservation; Conservation & restoration; Computers; Dyeing;
    • Donisthorpe - Friars Mill Timeline (pps)

    • Bird, Terese;
    • A clickable and interactive timeline of the key dates of the Donisthorpe Friars Mill building, from 1220 through 2012.
    • Industrialization; Industry; Building construction; Building deterioration; Buildings; Preservation; Conservation & restoration; Computers; Dyeing;
    • 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...
    • The Factory and Community, with Simon Gunn

    • Bird, Terese;
    • Simon Gunn talks about the various topics encompassed within the Factory and Community
    • Factories; Social & civic facilities; Social aspects; Social life; Neighborhoods; Communities; Maps; City planning; Civilization; Industrial productivity; Industrialization;
    • The Liberty Building - a factory left to decline

    • Bird, Terese
    • A composition of photographs – taken by Joan Skinner of the Liberty factory during the late 20th century. Duration of 3mins 16secs.
    • Buildings; Building deterioration; Building construction; History; Historic buildings; Architectural elements; Architecture; Regeneration; Hosiery industry;
    • 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;

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