East Midlands Oral History Archive

British United People

Physical detail

  • Number of items in the collection: 6 items
  • Venues where material can be listened to: digitised copies of interviews available to listen to at EMOHA
  • Media available on: digital files

Collection history

The British United Shoe Machinery Company (BU) was a large manufacturing company based in Leicester from 1899 to 2000. At its peak it employed 4000 people. These interviews were carried in in 2012 and 2013.

What the collection contains

Former employees of the British United Shoe Machinery Company (BUSM) in Leicester talk about their experiences. They reflect on apprenticeships, the tasks they were required to undertake as part of their work, female employees, the BU Social Club, and company pensions.

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