Christmas social at former factory

Karl Aldred's picture of the Christmas dance in about 1953 at Booths.
Karl Aldred's picture of the Christmas dance in about 1953 at Booths.

In the latest photograph from Karl Aldred’s scrapbook of photographs from the former Ilkeston factory, Booths, workers relax with some festive fun.

Karl can be seen in this photograph on the front row – he is the first man from the right.

He said it was a Christmas dance in about 1953 – one of a great number of social events organised by the Awsworth Road hosiery factory.

At its height Booths employed more than 1,000 people.

Contact Karl on 0115 930 5802 to share your memories with him or comment on any of his photographs.