Littlewoods is being remembered through the eyes of its’ legions of workers in a unique showing organised by Liverpool John Moores University, at the Museum of Liverpool.
World-famous for its football gambling and retail business, the Liverpool company employed 30,000 at its peak, known as ‘Littlewoodies’, the majority women.
The displays, which run for three months, include vintage photographs, letters, coupons, promotional materials and memorabilia and has a strong focus on the social life of the factory and its legacy in the wider community.
Former employees will gather at the launch event on Thursday, 1 February 5.30-7.30pm and are happy to speak to the media.
“The stories of sisterhood and camaraderie created friendships which last to this very day,” said LJMU Littlewoods Project Director Dr Ruth Doughty, head of film studies at Liverpool John Moores University.
“The display has been inspired by interviews with scores of former employees and their own personal journeys with Littlewoods. It was a truly unique workplace which was more like an extended family, a huge asset for the city and a model for other companies.”
The showcase is being staged at the Museum of Liverpool at the Pier Head from February 1 to April 28.