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    Arrow House 2013


    Visited with a couple Leic peeps :) cheers guys good day it was!

    A very important part of Leicester's history, hosiery has been made in Leicester since about 1650. This was built in about 1850.

    The first knitting machine was invented in 1589. For around the next 300 years workers produced goods in homes and workshops on individual hand frames. The modern knitting industry started in the mid-1800's and by 1891, 95% of knitted goods were produced in factories.

    Leicester was not only seen by some as a 'boom' city, it was also seen as a 'women's city', due to there being many more women than men employed in the hosiery industry. Of course, men's work often paid higher rates, but the system of piecework sometimes enabled a woman to earn more than her husband.

    On with the pics..


    by Martin Crosbie


    Oil by Martin Crosbie


    Safe by Martin Crosbie


    by Martin Crosbie


    by Martin Crosbie

    "Here is made the finest knitwear in the world"

    Inscription by Martin Crosbie




    Stairs by Martin Crosbie


    by Martin Crosbie
    Last edited by MCrosbie; 10th Feb 13 at 22:37. Reason: Added more pics..
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    Great report, this looks like a very interesting location...
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    like this very much :)
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    Nice! Any more pics? Lovely light in there, looks really peaceful.
    Cheers for sharing. :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by UrbanX View Post
    Nice! Any more pics? Lovely light in there, looks really peaceful.
    Cheers for sharing. :)
    couple more added :)
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    Very nice,great pics.

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    You found a real cool looking place there mate. Wouldn't mind a mooch here myself :)

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    We had been wanting to do this place for a while, and as the first photo taken in March 2012 shows it was still full of stuff. On a recent check we found access, but were pretty gutted to find a lot of stuff had been cleared out and the building damaged. Still a nice location with a lot of history though!


    Looms by Goldie87, on Flickr


    Windows by Goldie87, on Flickr


    Safe by Goldie87, on Flickr


    Wildt by Goldie87, on Flickr


    Cellar by Goldie87, on Flickr


    Stairs by Goldie87, on Flickr


    Chronicle by Goldie87, on Flickr

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    Cool running's.... Floats my boat :)

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    awesome stuff lads

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