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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

1920s

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

Interview with Kenneth West.

1930s

Interview with Kenneth West.

Freeman, Hardy and Willis building, c.1930.

Odeon Cinema under construction, 1937

Odeon Cinema under construction, 1937

Odeon Cinema under construction, 1937

1940s

Interview with Kenneth West.

1950s

Interview with Kenneth West.

Artist impression of the new Freeman, Hardy and Willis building

Emerged from the rubble: under construction in 1956

Faire Bros. & Co. Limited, Leicester, England

1960s

Interview with Kenneth West.

Happy Birthday Phoenix

Interview with Paul Shelvington.

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

Interview with Randy Stabana

Interview with Beverley Haddon. Part 1

1970s

Interview with Kenneth West.

Happy Birthday Phoenix

Interview with Paul Shelvington.

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

Interview with Randy Stabana

Interview with Beverley Haddon. Part 1

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

Collection of photographs of Charles Street (2)

Collection of photographs of Morledge Street, corner with Southampton Street, Leicester.

Warehouse to be turned into a hotel

Wimbledon House, 1974.

All hell broke loose, witness tells Crazy Gang trial.

Interview with George Cole.

Collection of newspaper cuttings from the Leicester Mercury regarding the Centre Hotel, Leicester.

Deuce House

Air operated windscreenwipers on a Metro Scania bus.

Dennis Dominator bus engine starting up.

Dennis Dominator bus moving.

Dennis Dominator bus parking.

Doors on a Dennis Dominator bus.

Driver getting in a Dennis Dominator bus.

Metro Scania bus engine starting up.

Metro Scania buses passing.

Setting the destination number on a Dennis Dominator bus.

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

Interview with Winston Thomas.

Interview with Trevor Lock, part 1.

1980s

Interview with Kenneth West.

Happy Birthday Phoenix

Interview with Paul Shelvington.

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

Interview with Randy Stabana

Interview with Beverley Haddon. Part 1

Interview with George Cole.

Collection of newspaper cuttings from the Leicester Mercury regarding the Centre Hotel, Leicester.

Deuce House

Air operated windscreenwipers on a Metro Scania bus.

Dennis Dominator bus engine starting up.

Dennis Dominator bus moving.

Dennis Dominator bus parking.

Doors on a Dennis Dominator bus.

Driver getting in a Dennis Dominator bus.

Metro Scania bus engine starting up.

Metro Scania buses passing.

Setting the destination number on a Dennis Dominator bus.

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

Interview with Winston Thomas.

Interview with Trevor Lock, part 1.

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

Collection of photographs of Alexandra House.

Rutland Street, opposite Odeon Cinema, 1983.

St George's Church, Christmas 1981

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

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

Fake shoe racket at local firm

Gays want a city cafe

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 Kenneth West.

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

Interview with Randy Stabana

Interview with Beverley Haddon. Part 1

Collection of newspaper cuttings from the Leicester Mercury regarding the Centre Hotel, Leicester.

Deuce House

Air operated windscreenwipers on a Metro Scania bus.

Dennis Dominator bus engine starting up.

Dennis Dominator bus moving.

Dennis Dominator bus parking.

Doors on a Dennis Dominator bus.

Driver getting in a Dennis Dominator bus.

Metro Scania bus engine starting up.

Metro Scania buses passing.

Setting the destination number on a Dennis Dominator bus.

Interview with Winston Thomas.

Interview with Trevor Lock, part 1.

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

A collection of newspaper cuttings from the Leicester Mercury regarding nightclubs, in particular Zoots.

Inside Alexandra House, late 1990s

Leicester Mercury rave newspaper cuttings 3

On the roof of Alexandra House, late 1990s

Rutland Street/Wimbledon Street courtyard, late 1990s

St George's Church (Serbian Orthodox), 1996

Victorian factory is back in fashion

Wimbledon Street, late 1990s

Women at work in Rowley's, 1993

Zoots

2000s

Interview with Kenneth West.

Deuce House

Air operated windscreenwipers on a Metro Scania bus.

Dennis Dominator bus engine starting up.

Dennis Dominator bus moving.

Dennis Dominator bus parking.

Doors on a Dennis Dominator bus.

Driver getting in a Dennis Dominator bus.

Metro Scania bus engine starting up.

Metro Scania buses passing.

Setting the destination number on a Dennis Dominator bus.

Interview with Trevor Lock, part 1.

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

Interview with Beverley Haddon. Part 2

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

Rowley's and Courtauld's, c.2000

The door to the G-Spot club, the Queen's Building, 2006.

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, 2004

Athena, 2002

Before Curve, 2002

Curve and G-Spot at Christmas, 2009

Curve under construction, 2006

Exchange Building, 2003

A colour video (duration 1 minute 28 seconds) of a man talking about Phoenix Arts, in particular his memories of working there and his enjoyment of going to see films at the Phoenix.

2010s

Interview with Kenneth West.

Air operated windscreenwipers on a Metro Scania bus.

Dennis Dominator bus engine starting up.

Dennis Dominator bus moving.

Dennis Dominator bus parking.

Doors on a Dennis Dominator bus.

Driver getting in a Dennis Dominator bus.

Metro Scania bus engine starting up.

Metro Scania buses passing.

Setting the destination number on a Dennis Dominator bus.

A colour video (duration 1 minute 28 seconds) of a man talking about Phoenix Arts, in particular his memories of working there and his enjoyment of going to see films at the Phoenix.

Rutland Street Wholesale Fruit and Vegetable Market.

Inside the Two Queens art gallery, 2013

Manhattan 34, 2011

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

Pfister and Vogel Warehouse, 2012

Socks made by Cherub

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

Building works Squirrel Building.

Charles Street.

Electrical substation on Queen Street.

Outside Curve.

Pepper mill.

St George's Street bird song.

International Hotel customer parking entrance.

Graffiti opposite The Shed.

Graffiti on the far edge of the Phoenix car park.

Graffiti on the far edge of the Phoenix car park 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

Former International Hotel.

Helsinki, 2014

LCB Depot from the courtyard.

Makers' Yard from the courtyard.

Phoenix, taken from alongside St George's Way.

Sosho nightclub from the corner

Sosho nightclub from the front with sign

Studio 79.

Athena, 2012

Cherub branding on sock

Curve, 2012

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