De-Industrialisation

Introduction

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As the British manufacturing sector struggled and declined in the years after the Second World War, what happened to the cities and buildings which had previously housed and supported that sector?

What other commercial or even private use can be made of buildings and areas previously constructed for specific use in industry?

The case study chosen for this topic is the Frog Island area of Leicester.

Learning resources

Frisby Jarvis

Young Female Worker at Frisby Jarvis & Wolsey (mp3) - an interview with Barbara Taylor who describes her career choices at age 15 (when it was 1951) and what it was like to work at Frisby Jarvis and at Wolsey in Leicester.

Corah-sound The End of Corah and Other Firms (mp3) - interview with Barbara and Tony Taylor who discuss factors leading to the decline of Corah and other manufacturing firms in Leicester.
FrogIslandSmokestack Frog Island Tour Comparison - 2002 and 2012 (Prezi presentation) - a presentation based on 1995 OS maps and photographs of businesses in the Frog Island area, taken in 2002 and again in 2012. NOTE: Click 'More' and 'Fullscreen' just under the presentation, for the best viewing.
Frisby Jarvis 2002 Thumb Frog Island 2002 Powerpoint presentation .ppt or click here for .pdf version - a collection of photos of key buildings in Frog Island, taken by University of Leicester photographer Colin Hyde in 2002 and 2003. 1995 Ordnance Survey map is included.
Frisby Jarvis 2012 Thumb Frog Island 2012 Powerpoint presentation .ppt or click here for .pdf version - a collection of photos of key buildings in Frog Island, many of the same places photographed in the 2002 collection, taken by Terese Bird in 2012. 1995 Ordnance Survey map is included.
Frog Island Slater School Explore Historic and Industrial Leicester (Prezi presentation) - Brochure produced in the 1980s with a guide to walk through Castle Gardens and Frog Island, with additional photos by Colin Hyde, Terese Bird, Ned Trifle, and Chris D Pyrah. NOTE: Click 'More' and 'Fullscreen' just under the presentation, for the best viewing.
Change in manufacturing at Corah Dealing with change in manufacturing at Corah (mp3) - an interview with Barbara and Tony Taylor who describe changes in management and practice at Corah, to meet the changing needs of industry.
Frog Island & the West End in 1954 (map) - explore an historical map of this industrial area of Leicester overlaid on Google maps.

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