Factory girls hard at work

Karl Aldred's photograph of workers at Booths, Ilkeston.

Karl Aldred's photograph of workers at Booths, Ilkeston.

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Dozens of women get to work in this photograph taken inside an Ilkeston factory back in the late 1950s or early 1960s.

It is another picture included in a scrapbook all about Booth’s hosiery factory which stood in Awsworth Road.

It employed thousands of Ilkeston folk over the years and its peak was in the post-war years.

The site is now the Booth’s Industrial Estate, which could be the site of dozens of new houses and a care home if a planning application, currently lodged with Erewash Borough Council, is given the go-ahead.

Call Karl to discuss his pictures on 0115 930 5802.