The Post War History of Leicester 1945-1962

Title

The Post War History of Leicester 1945-1962

Subject

The Post War History of Leicester 1945-1962

Description

Items relating to the Post War History of Leicester 1945-1962

Creator

Colin Hyde

Source

East Midlands Oral History Archive

Publisher

Colin Hyde

Date

23/05/2018

Contributor

Colin Hyde

Rights

Creative Commons

Format

Multimedia

Language

English

Type

Multimedia

Collection Items

Kathleen Weller talks about WW2, cutbacks of electricity, and working in Cherub Hosiery factory at the age of 14. Describes the working conditions during and after WW2, as well as working hours. Left Cherub and worked for Corah, describes this.

Dennis O'Brien talked about his first job in the East Midlands Electricity Board services, doing National Service, new opportunities after return and changes in 1956. Discusses use of Ready Reckoner for calculation and use of comptometer for big…

Margaret Rud talked about the work she performed in the Fielding & Johnston wool factory. Commuted by train everyday to Leicester, as well as discussing working hours and wages, Later worked in hosiery factory and explains work culture as well as…

Norman Martin listing about the various jobs and rise of wages in the engineering industry in 1958, his working experience at English Electric and then Mellor Bromleys.

Advertisement for Knitting Machinery by Bentley: The Komet Knitter
An advertisement for Knitting Machinery by Bentley: The Komet Knitter for the Autoswift Model E built by the Bentley Engineering Co. Ltd. New Bridge street, Leicester in 1947.

Advertisement for Vanity Knitting Wool
An advertisement for Vanity Knitting Wool, J&W. Bastard Ltd. Frog Island Mills Leicester in 1945.

Typewriter manufacturing in Leicester 1945
A photo of man manufacturing in a typewriter Factory Leicester in 1945.

Typewriter manufacturing in Leicester 1945
A photo of man manufacturing in a typewriter Factory Leicester in 1945.

Hosiery Work in Leicester 1945
A photo of woman working in a Hosiery Factory Leicester in 1945. Although not stated this is likely to be taken in the Corah Factory.

Engineering Work in Leicester 1945
A photo of men working in a Engineering Factory Leicester in 1945.
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Interesting pics from the past. 

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Carmelo Leonardo

Locally, the immediate years after WW2 saw the city 'dominated by Labour'. ... Members of Parliament who represented Leicester between 1945 – 1962 were mainly Labour, with most Conservative voters living outside of the city boundaries. From 1949 to the 1970s the city had four constituencies. <a href="https://topshadesailsgoldcoast.com/"> shade sails & structures in gold coast</a>

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I am moving to Leicester next month with my business garbage container service, and I am trying to learn as much information as I can about the area. This has been truly helpful to my research Thank you! 

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An Oral History of Post-War Leicester 1945-1962 EMOHA and a team of volunteers have been recording memories of Leicester between 1945-1962. This page will present all the resources needed for the project as well as acting as a blog for the project as it progresses.

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