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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.

1900s

Vestry Street Baths.

Interior of the Leicester Secular Hall

1910s

Vestry Street Baths.

Rowley's fire, 1911

Wholesale Fruit and Vegetable Market, 1914

1920s

Vestry Street Baths.

Pfister and Vogel Warehouse

Guild of the Crippled, 1927

Interview with Kenneth West.

1930s

Vestry Street Baths.

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

Odeon Cinema under construction, 1937

Odeon Cinema under construction, 1937

1940s

Vestry Street Baths.

Interview with Kenneth West.

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

1950s

Vestry Street Baths.

Interview with Kenneth West.

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

Wimbledon Works, Leicester

Video of a man talking about his memories of the industrial area before the cultural quarter was established.

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

1960s

Vestry Street Baths.

Interview with Kenneth West.

Video of a man talking about his memories of the industrial area before the cultural quarter was established.

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

Happy Birthday Phoenix

Interview with Paul Shelvington.

Interview with Randy Stabana

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

1970s

Vestry Street Baths.

Interview with Kenneth West.

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

Happy Birthday Phoenix

Interview with Paul Shelvington.

Interview with Randy Stabana

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

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 2

Collection of photographs of Charles Street.

Northern Soul Night at the Palais de Danse

Official opening tomorrow

Warehouse to be turned into a hotel

All hell broke loose, witness tells Crazy Gang trial.

Interview with Wendy Christian.

Interview with Hena Lakhani.

Deuce House

Air operated windscreenwipers on a Metro Scania bus.

Dennis Dominator bus engine starting up.

Dennis Dominator bus entering the depot tunnel.

Doors on a Dennis Dominator bus.

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

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

1980s

Interview with Kenneth West.

Happy Birthday Phoenix

Interview with Paul Shelvington.

Interview with Randy Stabana

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

Interview with Wendy Christian.

Interview with Hena Lakhani.

Deuce House

Air operated windscreenwipers on a Metro Scania bus.

Dennis Dominator bus engine starting up.

Dennis Dominator bus entering the depot tunnel.

Doors on a Dennis Dominator bus.

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

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

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

Rutland Street, opposite Odeon Cinema, 1983.

St George's Church, handover to Serbian Orthodox Church, 1983

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

Two photographs of B.L. Scaffolding, Queen Street.

Women at work in Rowley's, 1988

Love the life you live…live the life you love

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

Fake shoe racket at local firm

Gays want a city cafe

Video [audio only] of David Cole formerly of Leicester Expressive Arts.

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

Change machine

Interview with Bill Shelton

Interview with Trevor Lock, part 2.

Photograph of the Queen's Building

1990s

Interview with Kenneth West.

Interview with Randy Stabana

Interview with Hena Lakhani.

Deuce House

Air operated windscreenwipers on a Metro Scania bus.

Dennis Dominator bus engine starting up.

Dennis Dominator bus entering the depot tunnel.

Doors on a Dennis Dominator bus.

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

Metro Scania buses passing.

Interview with Winston Thomas.

Exchange Building

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

Change machine

Interview with Bill Shelton

Interview with Trevor Lock, part 2.

Photograph of the Queen's Building

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

Inside Alexandra House, late 1990s

Interview with an anonymous man born in 1970.

Leicester Mercury rave newspaper cuttings 1

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

2000s

Interview with Kenneth West.

Deuce House

Air operated windscreenwipers on a Metro Scania bus.

Dennis Dominator bus engine starting up.

Dennis Dominator bus entering the depot tunnel.

Doors on a Dennis Dominator bus.

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

Metro Scania buses passing.

Exchange Building

Change machine

Interview with Bill Shelton

Interview with Trevor Lock, part 2.

Photograph of the Queen's Building

Interview with Nils Feldman.

Pfister and Vogel Warehouse, 2002

Premier House, 2003

Premier House, 2003

Premier House, 2003

Premier House, 2003

Premier House, 2003

Rowley's and Courtauld's, c.2000

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

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, 2002

Alexandra House, 2004

Athena, 2002

Athena, 2005

Curve under construction, 2006

Curve under construction, 2006

Exchange Building, 2003

Exchange Building, 2003

2010s

Interview with Kenneth West.

Air operated windscreenwipers on a Metro Scania bus.

Dennis Dominator bus engine starting up.

Dennis Dominator bus entering the depot tunnel.

Doors on a Dennis Dominator bus.

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

Metro Scania buses passing.

Change machine

Inside the Two Queens art gallery, 2013

Inside the Two Queens art gallery, 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

Crunching through leaves.

Drawer.

Morledge Street and Southampton Street.

Pepper mill.

Phoenix Café.

Queen's Building.

Pfister and Vogel stonework.

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

Graffiti on the far edge of the Phoenix car park alongside St George's Way.

Alexandra House, 2014

Helsinki, 2014

Makers' Yard from the courtyard.

Serbian Orthodox Church of St. George the Great Martyr.

Snooker.

Sosho nightclub from the front, sign and door

St. George's Church

Tannery sign at Queen Street car park.

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.

View from 19 Queen Street.

Wimbledon House doorway.

Athena, 2012

Cherub branding on sock

Helsinki, 2013

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