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Reading and links









[Link to: hosiery homepage]

[Link to: the production of knitware]

[Link to: Working conditions in the hosiery industry]

[Link to: Further reading and books about hosiery in Leicester]


Finding out more about hosiery in Leicestershire

Places to visit



  • Su Barton and Rhianydd Murray, Twisted Yarns: The Story of the Hosiery Industry in Hinckley (Hinckley: North Warwickshire and Hinckley College, 2000).
  • Geoffrey Bowles and Siobhan Kirrane, Knitting Together, Memories of Leicestershire's Hosiery Industry. (Leicester: Leicester Museums Service, 1990). Available from the New Walk Museum.
  • F.A. Wells, The British hosiery and knitwear industry: its history and organisation (Newton Abbot : David and Charles, 1972).
  • Sally Westwood, All Day Every Day - Factory and family in the making of women's lives (London: Pluto, 1984).


Last updated: 25/03/13
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