British United Shoe Machine Company (BUSM)

John Goodwin Recently the local BBC radio station ran a feature asking listeners to call in with their ideas for street names based on boots and shoes. The piece was entertaining and there were no shortage of suggestions. The feature was prompted by a new housing development in the Ross Walk area of Leicester coveringContinue reading “British United Shoe Machine Company (BUSM)”

Leicester and Married Women Working:

John Goodwin and Henrietta O’Connor As we have suggested (Goodwin and O’Connor 2013b) our first encounter with Pearl Jephcott was not a direct one. We were not aware of her books, beyond the occasional citation, and we were certainly unaware of the sheer breadth and depth of Jephcott’s contribution to British social science. We becameContinue reading “Leicester and Married Women Working:”