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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
1890s

Vestry Street Baths.

The Leicester Secular Hall

1900s

Vestry Street Baths.

Interior of the Leicester Secular Hall

The Leicester Secular Hall

1910s

Vestry Street Baths.

Rowley's fire, 1911

1920s

Vestry Street Baths.

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

Pfister and Vogel Warehouse

St George's Mills, 1927

Guild of the Crippled, 1927

1930s

Vestry Street Baths.

Odeon Cinema under construction, 1937

Odeon Cinema under construction, 1937

1940s

Vestry Street Baths.

Freeman, Hardy and Willis building, destroyed in a bombing raid.

1950s

Vestry Street Baths.

Palais de Danse

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

Vestry Street Baths.

Interview with Anna Mee.

St George's Churchyard, 1966

The completed Freeman, Hardy and Willis building

Wholesale Fruit and Vegetable Market, 1969

Interview with Paul Shelvington.

Interview with Randy Stabana

A collection of newspaper cuttings from the Leicester Mercury regarding Bond Street Fabrics.

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

1970s

Vestry Street Baths.

Interview with Anna Mee.

Interview with Paul Shelvington.

Interview with Randy Stabana

A collection of newspaper cuttings from the Leicester Mercury regarding Bond Street Fabrics.

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

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

Collection of photographs of Charles Street (2)

Northern Souls Night at the Palais de Dance.

Warehouse to be turned into a hotel

For the love of something

All hell broke loose, witness tells Crazy Gang trial.

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

Deuce House

Bus Conductor ticket machine

Dennis Dominator bus engine starting up.

Dennis Dominator bus entering the depot tunnel.

Dennis Dominator bus parking.

Metro Scania buses passing.

Setting the destination number on a Dennis Dominator bus.

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

Interview with Trevor Lock, part 1.

1980s

Interview with Anna Mee.

Interview with Paul Shelvington.

Interview with Randy Stabana

A collection of newspaper cuttings from the Leicester Mercury regarding Bond Street Fabrics.

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

Deuce House

Bus Conductor ticket machine

Dennis Dominator bus engine starting up.

Dennis Dominator bus entering the depot tunnel.

Dennis Dominator bus parking.

Metro Scania buses passing.

Setting the destination number on a Dennis Dominator bus.

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

Interview with Trevor Lock, part 1.

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

Gays want a city cafe

1990s

Interview with Anna Mee.

Interview with Randy Stabana

Deuce House

Bus Conductor ticket machine

Dennis Dominator bus engine starting up.

Dennis Dominator bus entering the depot tunnel.

Dennis Dominator bus parking.

Metro Scania buses passing.

Setting the destination number on a Dennis Dominator bus.

Interview with Winston Thomas.

Exchange Building

Imperial Buildings

Interview with Trevor Lock, part 1.

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

Rutland Street/Wimbledon Street courtyard, late 1990s

Wimbledon Street, late 1990s

Women at work in Rowley's, 1993

Zoots

2000s

Deuce House

Bus Conductor ticket machine

Dennis Dominator bus engine starting up.

Dennis Dominator bus entering the depot tunnel.

Dennis Dominator bus parking.

Metro Scania buses passing.

Setting the destination number on a Dennis Dominator bus.

Exchange Building

Imperial Buildings

Interview with Trevor Lock, part 1.

Guild of the Crippled

Guild of the Crippled

Interview with Beverley Haddon. Part 2

Interview with Nils Feldman.

Pfister and Vogel Warehouse, 2002

Pfister and Vogel Warehouse, 2002

Rowley's and Courtauld's, c.2000

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

The Queen's Building, detail of the front, 2004

Urray House, 2004

Urray House, 2004

Urray House, 2004

Urray House, 2005

Alexandra House, 2002

Alexandra House, 2003

Alexandra House, 2003

Alexandra House, 2003

Curve and G-Spot at Christmas, 2009

Exchange Building, 2003

2010s

Bus Conductor ticket machine

Dennis Dominator bus engine starting up.

Dennis Dominator bus entering the depot tunnel.

Dennis Dominator bus parking.

Metro Scania buses passing.

Setting the destination number on a Dennis Dominator bus.

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

Pfister and Vogel Warehouse, 2012

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

Charles Street.

Critical Mass bike ride in Orton Square.

Crunching through leaves.

Electrical substation on Queen Street.

Metal gate.

Morledge Street and Southampton Street.

Phoenix Café.

Queen's Building.

International Hotel customer parking entrance.

Graffiti opposite The Shed.

Former International Hotel.

By Studio 79 opposite the Phoenix car park.

Alexandra House, 2014

Helsinki, 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 corner

St. George's Churchyard and the Rowley Building.

Studio 79.

A colour video (duration 47 seconds) of a man talking about memories of the early days of Phoenix Arts and the Cultural Quarter today.

View from 19 Queen Street.

Rowley's factory building.

Cherub branding on sock

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