Whole workforce pose for photo

Karl Aldred's photograph of the whole workforce at Booth's in 1949.
Karl Aldred's photograph of the whole workforce at Booth's in 1949.

The entire workforce at a former Ilkeston factory pose in this impressive photograph.

Ex-manager at the former Booth’s hosiery factory in Awsworth Road, Karl Aldred, supplied us with this picture from his scrapbook, containing a range of photographs from the factory’s past.

This picture was taken in 1949.

At its height, the factory employed more than 1,000 people, from in and around Ilkeston.

If you would like to comment on any of Karl’s pictures, give him a call on 0115 930 5802.