Sounds of the factory
What sounds surrounded you if you were a textile worker? Our interviewees set the scene...
Cams, Comb bars and Driving blades
Find out what mechanics and engineers of the textile industry had to say when they sat down for a chat…
Time for a cuppa?
Whether it was tea breaks, meal breaks, or some light amateur dramatics, the canteen was the place to go...
More clips from those who worked in the industry
Listen to some sound clips from those who worked in the industry
Easter Bonnets and Invisible Mending at Cooper and Roe
Memories of working at the Cooper and Roe factory, Ruddington
A Tale of Two Twisthands
An insight into the world of machine made lace.
Memories of Interlace, Long Eaton
Memories of Interlace, Long Eaton.
Happy Memories of Stevenson’s Dyers
Happy Memories of Stevensons Dyers, Ambergate
An Industry In Decline
An article that shows the reduction in workforce numbers during this period.