Alice Hawkins And The Footwear Industry

Alice Hawkins And The Footwear Industry

Leicester My Home

“Leicester My Home” is to be a new exhibition within Gallery One of the Newarke Houses Museum, Leicester.

The Exhibition will look into Leicester, past and present, and in particular focusing on work, industry and the sense of pride throughout the city.

The themes will include:

  1. Introduction to Leicester as a City
  2. Hosiery and knitwear in the early industrial era (1860-1900)
  3. Boot and shoe industry in Leicester (c 1860-1900)
  4. Engineering in Leicester (c 1900-1980)
  5. From the Home to the Factory
  6. From the Factory to the Home
  7. Large scale industrial units to smaller sized workshops in the late 20th Century

The LeicestHERday Trust will be partnered by Treasure Box Media and Zenithfilms to create digital audio and video for the exhibition.


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The LeicestHERday Trust is an organisation formed to give an equal voice to all women and enhance the community at large by enhancing women's life experiences. LeicestHERday Trust is the home of the International Women's Day.