PRESENTED AND NARRATED BY ROSEMARY CONLEY CBE
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.
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 which are all preserved at MACE’s archive facilities at the University of Lincoln.
Presented by Leicester’s own Rosemary Conley CBE with contributions from current market stall holders as well as Leicester’s first elected mayor, Sir Peter Soulsby, this DVD is a tribute to ‘Britain’s favourite market’ and the manufacturing heritage of Leicester.
Format: 1 Disc presented in a digipak with protective cover and shrink wrapped. DVD PAL.
Running Time: 60 mins
Ratio: 16:9 (Archive 4:3)
Colour/Black and White
Optional Subtitles for the Hard of Hearing