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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
1870s

Corner of Humberstone Road, c.1870.

1890s

The Leicester Secular Hall

1900s

H.P.Tyler's wholesale warehouse, Rutland Street

The Leicester Secular Hall

1910s

Rowley's fire, 1911

1920s

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

Pfister and Vogel Warehouse

St George's Mills, 1927

Guild of the Crippled, 1927

1930s

Odeon Cinema under construction, 1937

Odeon Cinema under construction, 1937

Odeon Cinema under construction, 1937

1950s

Victorian grandeur: original 1880's warehouse of Freeman, Hardy and Willis

Wimbledon Works, Leicester

Faire Bros. & Co. Limited, Leicester, England

Interview with Anna Mee.

1960s

Interview with Anna Mee.

St George's Churchyard, 1966

Interview with Randy Stabana

Closing machine

Interview with John Barradell.

Interview with Beverley Haddon. Part 1

1970s

Interview with Anna Mee.

Interview with Randy Stabana

Closing machine

Interview with John Barradell.

Interview with Beverley Haddon. Part 1

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. Part 1

A collection of newspaper cuttings from the Leicester Mercury regarding immigration to Leicester. Part 2

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 Morledge Street, corner with Southampton Street, Leicester.

Northern Soul Night at Palais de Danse

Northern Soul night at the Palais de Dance

Northern Soul Night at the Palais de Danse

An Imperial Typewriter.

For the love of something

Interview with Wendy Christian.

Cannon House

Bus Conductor ticket machine

Dennis Dominator bus engine starting up.

Dennis Dominator bus entering the depot tunnel.

Dennis Dominator bus moving.

Dennis Dominator bus parking.

Driver getting in a Dennis Dominator bus.

Metro Scania bus engine starting up.

Metro Scania buses passing.

A collection of newspaper cuttings from the Leicester Mercury regarding Immigration to Leicester by Ugandan Asians. Part 2.

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.

Interview with Winston Thomas.

Exchange Building

Imperial Buildings

1980s

Interview with Anna Mee.

Interview with Randy Stabana

Closing machine

Interview with John Barradell.

Interview with Beverley Haddon. Part 1

Interview with Wendy Christian.

Cannon House

Bus Conductor ticket machine

Dennis Dominator bus engine starting up.

Dennis Dominator bus entering the depot tunnel.

Dennis Dominator bus moving.

Dennis Dominator bus parking.

Driver getting in a Dennis Dominator bus.

Metro Scania bus engine starting up.

Metro Scania buses passing.

A collection of newspaper cuttings from the Leicester Mercury regarding Immigration to Leicester by Ugandan Asians. Part 2.

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.

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.

Collection of photographs of Alexandra House.

Rutland Street, opposite Odeon Cinema, 1983.

Rutland Street, opposite Odeon Cinema, 1983.

St George's Church, Christmas 1981

Love the life you live…live the life you love

Fake shoe racket at local firm

Video [audio only] of a former taxi driver who has memories of the Cultural Quarter.

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

A colour video (duration 1 minute 9 seconds) of a married couple talking about their first date at the Baker's Arms pub and their memories of the Cultural Quarter before it was redeveloped. The start of the video appears to have been cut off.

Interview with Bill Shelton

Wimbledon House

1990s

Interview with Anna Mee.

Interview with Randy Stabana

Closing machine

Interview with Beverley Haddon. Part 1

Cannon House

Bus Conductor ticket machine

Dennis Dominator bus engine starting up.

Dennis Dominator bus entering the depot tunnel.

Dennis Dominator bus moving.

Dennis Dominator bus parking.

Driver getting in a Dennis Dominator bus.

Metro Scania bus engine starting up.

Metro Scania buses passing.

Interview with Winston Thomas.

Exchange Building

Imperial Buildings

Video [audio only] of a former taxi driver who has memories of the Cultural Quarter.

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

A colour video (duration 1 minute 9 seconds) of a married couple talking about their first date at the Baker's Arms pub and their memories of the Cultural Quarter before it was redeveloped. The start of the video appears to have been cut off.

Interview with Bill Shelton

Wimbledon House

Inside Alexandra House, late 1990s

Inside Alexandra House, late 1990s

Interview with an anonymous man born in 1970.

Leicester Mercury rave newspaper cuttings 1

Leicester Mercury rave newspaper cuttings 2

Leicester Mercury rave newspaper cuttings 3

Victorian factory is back in fashion

Wimbledon Street, late 1990s

Women at work in Rowley's, 1993

Zoots

Interview with Sheila Ghelani.

2000s

Closing machine

Bus Conductor ticket machine

Dennis Dominator bus engine starting up.

Dennis Dominator bus entering the depot tunnel.

Dennis Dominator bus moving.

Dennis Dominator bus parking.

Driver getting in a Dennis Dominator bus.

Metro Scania bus engine starting up.

Metro Scania buses passing.

Exchange Building

Imperial Buildings

A colour video (duration 1 minute 9 seconds) of a married couple talking about their first date at the Baker's Arms pub and their memories of the Cultural Quarter before it was redeveloped. The start of the video appears to have been cut off.

Interview with Bill Shelton

Wimbledon House

Guild of the Crippled

Guild of the Crippled

Interview with Nils Feldman.

J. Herbert Marshall Music Depot, 2003

Pfister and Vogel Warehouse, 2002

Pfister and Vogel Warehouse, 2002

Pfister and Vogel Warehouse, 2002

Premier House, 2003

Premier House, 2003

Premier House, 2003

Premier House, 2003

The G-Spot club in 2009, situated in the Queen's Building.

The Queen's Building 2009, detail of the decoration.

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, 2005

Wimbledon House, 2004

Alexandra House, 2003

Alexandra House, 2003

Alexandra House, 2003

Alexandra House, 2003

Alexandra House, 2004

Athena, 2005

Curve and G-Spot at Christmas, 2009

Curve under construction, 2006

Exchange Building, 2003

2010s

Closing machine

Bus Conductor ticket machine

Dennis Dominator bus engine starting up.

Dennis Dominator bus entering the depot tunnel.

Dennis Dominator bus moving.

Dennis Dominator bus parking.

Driver getting in a Dennis Dominator bus.

Metro Scania bus engine starting up.

Metro Scania buses passing.

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

Pfister and Vogel Warehouse, 2012

Socks made by Cherub

The Queen's building, 2013

Building works Squirrel Building.

Butter dish.

Critical Mass bike ride in Orton Square.

Electrical substation on Queen Street.

Metal gate.

Phoenix Café.

Queen's Building.

Pfister and Vogel stonework.

New playground.

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

Graffiti opposite The Shed.

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

Former International Hotel.

By Studio 79 opposite the Phoenix car park.

Alexandra House, 2014

Makers' Yard from the courtyard.

Phoenix, taken from alongside St George's Way.

Serbian Orthodox Church of St. George the Great Martyr.

Snooker.

Sosho nightclub from the front with sign

St. George's Church

Tannery sign at Queen Street car park.

Wimbledon House doorway.

Rowley's factory building.

Cherub branding on sock

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