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Compass Presents: City of Women (1987)

  • Documentary
  • 6min

In 1861 there were about 7,000 more women than men in Nottingham because their work was so important for local industries. Nottingham continued with this reputation as a city full of women well into the 1980s; women had jobs in offices and factories producing lace, textiles, bikes, and cigarettes. They had earnings to spend and groups would go out together in pubs and clubs. This wonderful clip shows how at last, working women were visible, audible and here to stay.

Country

United Kingdom

Studio

Compass Presents

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