Frame knitters' workshop, 42-44 Bushloe End, Wigston, Leicestershire

Frame knitters' workshop, 42-44 Bushloe End, Wigston, Leicestershire
Photograph taken 1972 © Copyright Crown copyright.NMR ref: bb72/03087

The hosiery industry maintained an almost exclusively domestic system of production until the mid-19th century, of which this frameshop with an attached house is a unique survival. It was built in 1880 and the machines seen here were last used in 1972 (when this photograph was taken).

Location

Leicestershire Wigston

Period

Victorian (1837 - 1901)

Themes

Tags

industry factory machine textile 1970s (1970 - 1979) victorian (1837 - 1901)