Factory and Community

Introduction

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How did the factory impact or even shape the community around it?

Did the factory do more than simply provide a livelihood for those who lived near to it?

What effect did nearby factories have on other businesses, on social life, on the general standard of living for those in the surrounding community?

Learning resources

Canal  Walking Tour of the West End - Will Lenton - mp3 - Interview in which Will Lenton describes the various areas of Leicester as they were in his youth, including details of work, school, church, and leisure. Recorded in 1985. Will's childhood was before the first World War.
 Castle Ward Prezi West End - The Castle Ward - OS map comparison of years 1953, 1969, and 1995 - Prezi presentation - These Ordnance Survey maps display the same area of the Castle Ward of Leicester -- from the Royal Infirmary to the south, to New Walk to the northeast, and Bonners Lane to the northwest.
 CanalWestEndThumb Johnny Wesson on the factory community - mp3 - interview in which Johnny Wesson, a Corah employee describes aspects of the neighbourhood, streets, factory sounds, and other businesses in the area. Heanor Street is very near to Frog Island.
Marshall Street Health Care - Family and Women - mp3 - interview with Grace Fox, a healthcare worker in the Walnut Street area of Leicester. Grace speaks of health issues of the people she served, and of health care provision in the area.
Tudor Road Thumb Utilities and Housing - mp3 - interview with Grace Fox, a healthcare worker in the Walnut Street area of Leicester. Grace discusses what utilities were likely to be in use in homes in the 1960s, what housing in general was like in that neighbourhood, and environmental concerns related to the factories in the area.
Aylestone Road West End Young Years in Aylestone Road Area - mp3 - interview with a resident in the West End - Walnut Street area; describes relocating to Leicester as a young girl in the 1930s, and living in the area of Aylestone Road.
Aylestone Road Aylestone Road Shops - mp3 - interview with a resident in the West End - Walnut Street area; describes living on Aylestone Road from 1934 to 1936 and the shops on that road.
Aylestone Road Time Capsule Community Spirit and Children Playing - mp3 - interview with a resident in the West End - Walnut Street area; describes the community spirit as well as how and where children played in the area at the time.
BraunstoneGateThumb.jpg Change and Development in the West End, Leicester from 1881 - (Please click your desired format:) pdf document - epub ebook - iBooks ebook for Apple iBooks - An essay by Sharon North, discussing the origins and development of buildings and transportation in the area just west of the River Soar in Leicester, illustrated by photos of the area.




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