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Silver Joy Nylons

With nails filed smooth to avoid snagging, the expert staff of this Derbyshire nylons firm are even ready to tackle the mystery of the seamed seamless stocking.

Industry sponsored film 1954 33 mins Silent

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This silent industrial film made for A. Booth and Sons of Ilkeston shows both a busy textile factory at work and the social life surrounding the company. Saving the limited colour stock for scenes of workers heading home or enjoying a party are unthinkable in today's world of corporate brand marketing of 'the product', but it leaves us now with a warm glow of nostalgia for the days of company social clubs, when 'the works' truly were at the centre of the community.

Courtesy of Derbyshire County Council.