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


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This one required an impressive wall climb but was worth it. A wonderful stack of 1960's newspapers lay in the cellar.


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.











A very nasty surprise in the corner...



The Wombat

Mr Wombat
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Always nice to see stuff from Leicester.
Excellent photos, Good work :thumb


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Good to see more popping up in Leicester. Those old papers could make an interesting read :thumb
Nicely done :thumb


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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.