1. Welcome to 28DaysLater.co.uk - 28DL - The UK Urban Exploring / Urban Exploration / Urbex Forums.

    Asylums and Hospitals, High Stuff, Industrial, Leisure Sites, Residential Sites, Military Sites, Mines and Quarries, ROC Posts, Theatres and Cinemas, Draining, Underground Sites, European and International Sites, Leads, Rumours and News, Kit, Clothing, Equipment, Photography and Video sections plus a lot more.

    Please feel free to browse this website as a guest. Creating an account removes some ads, allows you to post replies, start new topics and threads, and gives you access to more features including bookmarking, live chat, messaging and notification systems.

    Create an account | Login | Request new password

Report - Master Hosier's House, Leicester - July 2016

Discussion in 'Residential Sites' started by matt09, Jul 11, 2016.

  1. matt09

    matt09 28DL Full Member
    28DL Full Member

    Joined:
    May 25, 2016
    Messages:
    40
    Likes Received:
    50
    This one required an impressive wall climb but was worth it. A wonderful stack of 1960's newspapers lay in the cellar.

    History:

    A very important part of Leicester's history, hosiery has been made in Leicester since about 1650. This was at Master Hosier's house with workshops attached, built in about 1850.

    People travelled from across the country to work in Leicestershire's hosiery industry. In 1920, Leicester advertised that its workforce was 'far above average in skill, industry and intelligence' - certainly it was relatively prosperous due the diversity of its industry. Even during the depression of the 1930s, a redundant hosiery worker stood a chance of finding work with another company. Hosiery jobs in the East Midlands increased from around 50,000 in 1911 to 77,000 in 1939.

    28013533816_86b5ff29e7_b.jpg

    28013476946_3f0d58f70b_b.jpg

    28013481766_2d1da0cb49_b.jpg

    27434208624_a6dc945022_b.jpg

    28013485856_0931538e3b_b.jpg

    27970544811_b5f956f028_b.jpg

    27945686452_0832c73cc7_b.jpg [

    28047973175_ef52d109db_b.jpg

    27945692992_06e842cbf8_b.jpg

    27434223584_56a9da51e6_b.jpg

    A very nasty surprise in the corner...

    27970565431_331d27898b_b.jpg

    27970582191_332770c32a_b.jpg
     

    Remove this ad by donating or subscribing.

  2. The Wombat

    The Wombat Mr Wombat
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2012
    Messages:
    1,109
    Likes Received:
    470
    Always nice to see stuff from Leicester.
    Excellent photos, Good work :thumb
     
  3. Punk

    Punk Obi Punk Kenobi
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2012
    Messages:
    1,259
    Likes Received:
    670
    Good to see more popping up in Leicester. Those old papers could make an interesting read :thumb
    Nicely done :thumb
     
  4. matt09

    matt09 28DL Full Member
    28DL Full Member

    Joined:
    May 25, 2016
    Messages:
    40
    Likes Received:
    50
    Cheers both, I've got a list of places still to work through in Leicester.
     
    The Wombat likes this.
  5. Goldie87

    Goldie87 28DL Regular User
    Regular User

    Joined:
    May 3, 2007
    Messages:
    287
    Likes Received:
    159
    Good to see its all still standing. The needles are what they picked up when they were working on it, the place used to be rammed with old stuff until they cleared it out some years ago!
     
  6. matt09

    matt09 28DL Full Member
    28DL Full Member

    Joined:
    May 25, 2016
    Messages:
    40
    Likes Received:
    50
    I guess this used to be a prime spot to shoot up then? There's a serious amount of needles in there though - must be a few hundred!
     
  7. mattdonut

    mattdonut likes teh HDr
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2013
    Messages:
    432
    Likes Received:
    291
    Home Page:
    Did you notice the floor mat ?
     
  8. mattdonut

    mattdonut likes teh HDr
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2013
    Messages:
    432
    Likes Received:
    291
    Home Page:
  9. matt09

    matt09 28DL Full Member
    28DL Full Member

    Joined:
    May 25, 2016
    Messages:
    40
    Likes Received:
    50
    Must have missed that, is it down the stairs at the front?
     
  10. NoirLune

    NoirLune 28DL Full Member
    28DL Full Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2014
    Messages:
    39
    Likes Received:
    5
    Oh fantastic. Myself and my urbex partner had a good look around this about a year ago. Got a couple of photos from shoving a camera through a hole and stuff. Great to see you've been inside. Fab.
     
Draft saved Draft deleted

Users Who Have Read This Thread (Total: 0)

Share This Page

Remove this ad by creating an account and logging in