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Interview with John Barradell.

titleInterview with John Barradell.
description19 min 27 sec interview with John Barradell, retired textile designer employed by Thompson Fabrics, Leicester. The interview includes; family background; training as a graphic designer, career outline; marriage; John and his wife design for Corahs, then employed by Thompson Fabrics in their design studio, large factory employing 200 workers; John describes the overwhelming stench coming from the nearby Butchers' Hides and Skins building; unions; the area around Thompson Fabrics; retirement; social life in area; closure; John then worked in Hinckley setting up a youth opportunities program; decline of textile industry.
placeLeicester -- Wimbledon Street
publisherKaur, Ravinder.
contributorsBarradell, John.
themesIndustry;The Factory and the Community
Digitisation noteInterview recorded for 'Changing Industries in Leicester's Cultural Quarter', a collaboration between University of Leicester, Cuttlefish Multimedia Ltd and Phoenix. Courtesy East Midlands Oral History Archive. See for further details.
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CreatedWed, 30 Apr 2014
ModifiedWed, 10 Sep 2014 11:24