East Midlands Oral History Archive

Semper Eadem collection

Physical detail

  • Number of items in the collection: 18 items
  • Venues where material can be listened to: Record Office, digitised copies of some interviews are available to listen to at EMOHA
  • Media available on: CD, digitised files

Collection history

The Semper Eadem collection was created as part of a joint project between photographer Maxine Beuret and EMOHA to document the interiors of businesses in Leicester which had changed little over previous decades. For each of 17 locations, photographs of the interior of the premises were taken and an interview conducted with someone connected to the premises. Two exhibitions were mounted, one in front of Leicester's Town Hall in 2006 and one in Leicester's New Walk Museum from 2007-8. Maxine Beuret continues to document interiors through a variety of projects.

What the collection contains

The collection comprises interviews which covers the following locations: Kirby and West Dairies, Knighton Social Club, St Barnabas Library, Pavillion Cafe at Victoria Park, Cossington Baths, the Leicester Grill Cafe, Hat & Beaver Pub, Bob Warner's Cycle Shop, Lancaster Road Fire Station, The City Pharmacy, The Leicester Royal Infirmary, Ukranian Church Rooms, Supreme Sewing Machines, Heads of Leicester (barbers), Ye Olde Sweet Shoppe, Alfred Lenton, Equity Shoes.

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