This week we have a released the fourth in our DVD series, Midlands on Film, which celebrate the Midlands through moving images.
Made in Leicester is a brand new DVD Documentary celebrating the city’s market and manufacturing heritage
A multicultural city, Leicester sits in the heart of England and its history can be traced back almost 2,000 years. In Roman Leicester merchants were thriving with livestock in the marketplace and its current market, the largest outdoor market in Europe, has stood in the same spot for the last 700 years.
The city had a global reputation for being at the forefront of manufacturing. ‘Leicester Clothes the World’ was an apt slogan with around 100 distinct industries from hosiery to boot and shoe making. Engineering also became a major industry in Leicester with well-known brands like the Imperial Typewriter Company based in the city.
Made in Leicester celebrates the legacy of two significant trading areas that have evolved as part of the city’s heritage: Manufacturing and Leicester Market.
This 60 minute DVD was researched, written and compiled by multimedia content producer Radica Wright at the University of Lincoln’s School of Media and mixes new interviews with archive films of the market and manufacturing dating back to the 1920s up to the 1980s, all preserved at the Media Archive for Central England.
Presented and narrated by Leicester’s own Rosemary Conley CBE with contributions from current market holders as well as Leicester’s first elected mayor, Sir Peter Soulsby, this DVD is a celebration of Leicester’s manufacturing heritage and ‘Britain’s Favourite Market’.
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