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    Default Corahs St. Margaret's Works, Leicester

    Been wandering around here numerous times over the years, some of it is still in use as units though. Still lots to be explored here.

    Nathaniel Corah was born in 1777. He trained as a framesmith and established a small textile business in the village of Barlestone. Later he began buying items of clothing from the Leicester manufacturers and selling them to markets in Birmingham. This was a success and in 1824 he acquired buildings in Leicester's Union Street to house his business. Some years after Corahs death the company moved into a purpose built factory on Granby Street. A four acre site was later aquired and the foundation stone for the St. Margarets Works was laid on 13th July 1865. One year later the massive beam engine that provided the factory's power was started, this was the first textile factory in Leicester to be designed for integral steam-driven power. By 1941 there had been nineteen extensions added to this original factory and there was no more room left to build at the site. In 1965 the company employed 6500 people and was a leader in industrial relations, training, workers pay and conditions, and technical expertise. From the 1970's things began to decline, and in 1989 the company was taken over by Charterhall plc. By the 90's they had closed the factory down.
























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    Looks massive! Good to see some stuff still left behind. Whats all that white stuff in the boiler thingy?

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    The first shot is impressive.
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    Default Re: Corahs St. Margaret's Works, Leicester

    The last shot of the first set looks like Tony Montana's store room


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    Default Re: Corahs St. Margaret's Works, Leicester

    Quote Originally Posted by cloughandfowle2 View Post
    The last shot of the first set looks like Tony Montana's store room
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    Default Re: Corahs St. Margaret's Works, Leicester

    Looks like a vast place – as KE says, pic 1 is impressive.

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    Default Re: Corahs St. Margaret's Works, Leicester

    Loads to see here, and definitely a place worth popping back too. Shame in many ways to see such a beautiful old building in a poor way.

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    Default Re: Corahs St. Margaret's Works, Leicester

    Quote Originally Posted by cloughandfowle2 View Post
    The last shot of the first set looks like Tony Montana's store room
    And what a great shot, looking good this one chaps..
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    Default Re: Corahs St. Margaret's Works, Leicester

    Thats one hell of a big factory
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    Default Re: Corahs St. Margaret's Works, Leicester

    Like this and yeah what is the white stuff in the boiler thingy?
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