Posted by: bluesyemre | March 12, 2014

I worked at Raleigh (Raleigh bicycle factory’s online archive by University of Nottingham)



  • The fascinating history of Nottingham’s world-famous Raleigh bicycle factory has been captured for the 21st century in a new website and smartphone app to be launched this week at The University of Nottingham. The ‘I worked at Raleigh’ app and website are the culmination of a three year collaboration between the University and theatrical event team Excavate (formerly Hanby and Barrett) to research the history of this iconic factory and bring it to a wider audience. Raleigh’s enormous factory on Triumph Road in Nottingham employed thousands of local people from the 1950s until it shut down in 2002 ending more than a hundred years of bicycle manufacturing in the city. The site is now home to the University’s award-winning Jubilee campus. The Raleigh Project has involved researchers from the Schools of Computer Science, Education, English and History who have worked with writer-performers from Excavate to create community events and historical resources for future generations.

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