Manufacturing Pasts: Leicester’s 20th Century Transformation

Posted by pt91 at May 01, 2013 10:50 PM |
A heritage project chronicling Leicester’s post-war industrial boom has been launched online by the University

Manufacturing Pasts, a collaborative project between the University of Leicester and the Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, has created a diverse set of online resources illustrating the industrial changes that transformed Leicester over the latter half of the 20th Century.

It opens up for the first time over 1,700 digital resources to the public, helping to tell the story of life in Britain’s major industrial cities during this period.

All the resources have been released under a Creative Commons open licence (CC BY-NC). This means that they can be re-used and adapted by anyone, providing the creator of the work is acknowledged and the use is for non-commercial purposes.

Manufacturing Pasts featured at a conference about Leicester’s industrial past, present and future on 27 April organised by the University of Leicester and the Leicestershire Industrial History Society. It will also be presented at the Transformation of Urban Britain conference which takes place at the University of Leicester from 9 – 10 July.