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    • Turkey Café - Floor plans for 1954 refurbishment

    • A.E. & T Sawday ARIBA Architects and Surveyors
    • Floor Plans for J. Winn & Co, 5th Aug 1954, A.E. & T Sawday ARIBA Architects and Surveyors, 56 London Rd. Leicester. 5.08.1954. Shows renamed and proposed licensed rooms, including a restaurant area and a liquor store.
    • Architectural drawings; Turkey Café;
    • Interview with Herbert Aldred

    • Aldred, Herbert
    • Recalls work in mining industry, mentioning Coalville, Snibston ,Speedwell, Ashby, Ellistown and Ibstock collieries. Talks about siblings and his mother dying when he was five. Mentions the retirement home he lives in, his daughter and the wages of...
    • Work; Industry; Family;
    • Odeon Cinema under construction, 1937

    • Alfred Newton & Sons, King Street, Leicester;
    • A black and white photograph of the interior of the Odeon Cinema during its construction in 1937.
    • Cinemas; Construction;
    • Interview with an anonymous male born in Belfast in 1908

    • Anon
    • Briefly recalls childhood in mixed Catholic/Protestant village near Belfast, Northern Ireland, parents being Catholic/Protestant; comments that arrival of tram system may have brought in outsiders who changed atmosphere. Briefly mentions family...
    • Religion; Work;
    • Interview with anonymous female born in Berlin in 1917

    • Anon
    • Outlines family background as Jews in Berlin, Germany, wanting to be children's nurse and go to Palestine. Mentions difficulty of finding work in England. Describes Kristallnacht [attack on Jews, 1938], anti-Jewish laws effecting father's work,...
    • Childhood; Nursing; Religion; Judaism; Work;
    • 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
    • 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;
    • Vandals plague Liberty building

    • Bentham, G.A.
    • Brief letter to the Leicester Mercury seeking to defend the abandonment of the Liberty building as no longer fit for purpose due to vandalism and theft.
    • Abandoned buildings; Vandalism; Building deterioration;
    • Interview with Frank Bevans

    • Bevans, Frank
    • Recalls life in the Belgrave area of Leicester, including the Penny Bazaar cinema, Cossington Street penny baths and their use as a dance hall, boxing arena and gym. Describes local allotments, the washing process and where wealthy people lived in...
    • City & town life; Motion picture theaters; Dance halls; Entertainment;
    • Interview with F. Birch

    • Birch, F.
    • Recalls his early life in the Belgrave district of Leicester, around the First World War. Describes domestic details, including rent, utilities and washing, pawning items and frozen meat. Mentions holidays and the poor girls and boys Summer Camp...
    • War; Health; Holidays; Home economics; Food;
    • Frog Island, 2002-2003 (PDF)

    • Bird, Terese
    • A collection of images relating to Frog Island between 2002-2003
    • Deindustrialisation; Architecture; Factories; Building deterioration; Buildings;
    • Liberty Timeline (pps)

    • Bird, Terese;
    • This learning resources documents the Liberty Factory from 1880 to the early 2000s
    • Factories; Hosiery industry; Building construction;


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