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The Affective Digital Histories archive comprises open and publicly accessible data, including images, press cuttings, audio and video clips, and creative commissions. The materials have been digitised and catalogued by researchers at the University of Leicester and can be accessed here via the Explorer, or through the University of Leicester's own Special Collections Online.

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1800s
1900s

Alexandra House, c.1900.

1910s

Rowley's fire, 1911

Wholesale Fruit and Vegetable Market, 1914

1920s

Johnson & Barnes, Factory. corner ... Street. taken 26-2-1929.

St George's Mills, 1927

Guild of the Crippled, 1927

1930s

Freeman, Hardy and Willis building, c.1930.

Odeon Cinema under construction, 1937

Odeon Cinema under construction, 1937

1950s

Just rubble: remains of the original warehouse in 1955

Wimbledon Works, Leicester

Collection of photographs of St. George's Church and churchyard. Part 2.

Interview with Anna Mee.

1960s

Collection of photographs of St. George's Church and churchyard. Part 2.

Interview with Anna Mee.

Wholesale Fruit and Vegetable Market, 1969

Happy Birthday Phoenix

Interview with Paul Shelvington.

A collection of newspaper cuttings from the Leicester Mercury regarding Faire Brothers Ltd.

Interview with Randy Stabana

Closing machine

A collection of newspaper cuttings from the Leicester Mercury regarding Milletts Stores (1928) Ltd.

Interview with John Barradell.

1970s

Collection of photographs of St. George's Church and churchyard. Part 2.

Interview with Anna Mee.

Happy Birthday Phoenix

Interview with Paul Shelvington.

A collection of newspaper cuttings from the Leicester Mercury regarding Faire Brothers Ltd.

Interview with Randy Stabana

Closing machine

A collection of newspaper cuttings from the Leicester Mercury regarding Milletts Stores (1928) Ltd.

Interview with John Barradell.

A collection of cuttings from the Leicester Mercury of 1972 regarding the immigration of Ugandan Asians to Leicestershire.

A collection of newspaper cuttings from the Leicester Mercury regarding Immigration to Leicester by Ugandan Asians. Part 1.

A collection of newspaper cuttings from the Leicester Mercury regarding Immigration to Leicester. Part 1

A collection of newspaper cuttings from the Leicester Mercury regarding immigration to Leicester. Part 3

A collection of newspaper cuttings from the Leicester Mercury regarding immigration.

Collection of photographs of Charles Street (2)

Northern Soul Night at Palais de Danse

Northern Soul Night at the Palais de Danse

Northern Soul Night at the Palais de Danse

Northern Souls Night at the Palais de Dance.

Wimbledon House, 1974.

An Imperial Typewriter.

For the love of something

Club would not be just for 'gay' people, but licence is refused

Interview with Wendy Christian.

Interview with Donna Jackman and Charmaine Blake.

Air operated windscreenwipers on a Metro Scania bus.

Bus Conductor ticket machine

Dennis Dominator bus moving.

Dennis Dominator bus parking.

Doors on a Dennis Dominator bus.

Marginalia: graffiti, urban coding and the semiotics of the street.

Metro Scania bus engine starting up.

Metro Scania buses passing.

A collection of newspaper cuttings from the Leicester Mercury regarding the Leicester United Caribbean Association. The original LUCA centre building was demolished to make way for the Curve theatre.

A collection of newspaper cuttings from the Leicester Mercury regarding the Palais de Danse, Leicester

Interview with Winston Thomas.

Exchange Building

Imperial Buildings

1980s

Interview with Anna Mee.

Happy Birthday Phoenix

Interview with Paul Shelvington.

A collection of newspaper cuttings from the Leicester Mercury regarding Faire Brothers Ltd.

Interview with Randy Stabana

Closing machine

A collection of newspaper cuttings from the Leicester Mercury regarding Milletts Stores (1928) Ltd.

Interview with John Barradell.

Interview with Wendy Christian.

Interview with Donna Jackman and Charmaine Blake.

Air operated windscreenwipers on a Metro Scania bus.

Bus Conductor ticket machine

Dennis Dominator bus moving.

Dennis Dominator bus parking.

Doors on a Dennis Dominator bus.

Marginalia: graffiti, urban coding and the semiotics of the street.

Metro Scania bus engine starting up.

Metro Scania buses passing.

A collection of newspaper cuttings from the Leicester Mercury regarding the Leicester United Caribbean Association. The original LUCA centre building was demolished to make way for the Curve theatre.

A collection of newspaper cuttings from the Leicester Mercury regarding the Palais de Danse, Leicester

Interview with Winston Thomas.

Exchange Building

Imperial Buildings

A collection of newspaper cuttings from the Leicester Mercury regarding Immigration to Leicester by Ugandan Asians. Part 3.

A collection of newspaper cuttings from the Leicester Mercury regarding The Studio nightclub in Humberstone Gate formerly known as The Leicester Palais de Danse.

Rutland Street, opposite Odeon Cinema, 1983.

Rutland Street, opposite Odeon Cinema, 1983.

Stonemasons working on the renovation of St George's Church tower, 1986

Women at work in Rowley's, 1988

Video of a man remember his time in Leicester in the 1980s

Fake shoe racket at local firm

Gays want a city cafe

Video of a man talking about his memories of the Leicester United Caribbean Association

Photograph of the Queen's Building

1990s

Interview with Anna Mee.

A collection of newspaper cuttings from the Leicester Mercury regarding Faire Brothers Ltd.

Interview with Randy Stabana

Closing machine

Interview with Donna Jackman and Charmaine Blake.

Air operated windscreenwipers on a Metro Scania bus.

Bus Conductor ticket machine

Dennis Dominator bus moving.

Dennis Dominator bus parking.

Doors on a Dennis Dominator bus.

Marginalia: graffiti, urban coding and the semiotics of the street.

Metro Scania bus engine starting up.

Metro Scania buses passing.

Interview with Winston Thomas.

Exchange Building

Imperial Buildings

Video of a man talking about his memories of the Leicester United Caribbean Association

Photograph of the Queen's Building

Inside Alexandra House, late 1990s

Inside Alexandra House, late 1990s

Leicester Mercury rave newspaper cuttings 1

Leicester Mercury rave newspaper cuttings 2

Leicester Mercury rave newspaper cuttings 3

On the roof of Alexandra House, late 1990s

On the roof of Alexandra House, late 1990s

Zoots

Interview with Sheila Ghelani.

2000s

Closing machine

Air operated windscreenwipers on a Metro Scania bus.

Bus Conductor ticket machine

Dennis Dominator bus moving.

Dennis Dominator bus parking.

Doors on a Dennis Dominator bus.

Marginalia: graffiti, urban coding and the semiotics of the street.

Metro Scania bus engine starting up.

Metro Scania buses passing.

Exchange Building

Imperial Buildings

Photograph of the Queen's Building

Guild of the Crippled

Interview with Beverley Haddon. Part 2

Interview with Nils Feldman.

Pfister and Vogel Warehouse, 2002

Premier House, 2003

Premier House, 2003

Premier House, 2003

Rowley's and Courtauld's, c.2000

The Queen's Building 2009, detail of the windows

The Queen's Building and G-Spot, 2002

The Queen's Building, 2003

Urray House, 2004

Urray House, 2004

Urray House, 2005

Wimbledon House, 2004

Alexandra House, 2002

Alexandra House, 2003

Alexandra House, 2003

Alexandra House, 2003

Alexandra House, 2003

Alexandra House, 2003

Alexandra House, 2004

Athena, 2002

Athena, 2005

Before Curve, 2002

Curve under construction, 2006

Exchange Building, 2003

2010s

Closing machine

Air operated windscreenwipers on a Metro Scania bus.

Bus Conductor ticket machine

Dennis Dominator bus moving.

Dennis Dominator bus parking.

Doors on a Dennis Dominator bus.

Marginalia: graffiti, urban coding and the semiotics of the street.

Metro Scania bus engine starting up.

Metro Scania buses passing.

Rutland Street Wholesale Fruit and Vegetable Market.

A collection of urban-exploration style photographs of Volcrepe (Woods) Mill, Glossop, Derbyshire.

Inside the Two Queens art gallery, 2013

Manhattan 34, 2011

Old and new graffiti in the Queen's building, 2013

Old and new graffiti in the Queen's building, 2013

Socks made by Cherub

The Queen's Building 2012, the G-Spot has left the building which is again available to let

The Queen's Building 2012, the G-Spot has left the building which is again available to let

The Queen's building, 2013

Butter dish.

Charles Street.

Critical Mass bike ride in Orton Square.

Crunching through leaves.

Electrical substation on Queen Street.

Metal gate.

Pepper mill.

Phoenix CafeĢ.

Queen's Building.

Pfister and Vogel stonework.

New playground.

Magnum Exhibition Hall sign.

Graffiti with the Phoenix building in the background taken from alongside St George's Way.

Graffiti (smiley faces) in the Queen's building, the Dielectric, 2014

Graffiti (large faces) in the Queen's building, the Dielectric, 2014

Curve Theatre interior.

By Studio 79 opposite the Phoenix car park.

Alexandra House, 2014

Helsinki, 2014

Phoenix, taken from alongside St George's Way.

Serbian Orthodox Church of St. George the Great Martyr.

Snooker.

St. George's Church

St. George's Churchyard and the Rowley Building.

A video (duration 34 seconds) with the image blanked out , the audio is a man talking about his positive memories of taking part in the play "East" by Stephen Berkoff at Curve, directed by Paul Kerryson, and how the experience influenced his future.

Helsinki, 2013

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