Letchworth museum holds Spirella exhibition

13:23 30 March 2012

The Spirella Building being built in 1912

The Spirella Building being built in 1912

Archant

THE history of a Letchworth GC landmark will be explored in a year-long exhibition in the town.

The Spirella Building will be the focus of an exhibition at the First Garden City Museum entitled Spirella Company - Corset Makers & Corsetieres.

The building, which was constructed between 1912 and 1920, was home to American corset manufacturing business the Spirella Company, which employed thousands of people in the area working to the motto of ‘Healthy Happy Workers are the World’s Best’.

The exhibition is packed full of objects and old photographs from the museum’s collections and will explore the history of the Spirella Building, the company and the corsets it made, and the lives of some of those ‘Healthy Happy Workers’.

Opening tomorrow (Saturday) and running until February 2, 2013, Spirella Company - Corset Makers & Corsetieres is free to attend.

The museum is actively looking for photographs and memories of Spirella - if you have something to share call 01462 482710 or email josh.tidy@letchworth.com

0 comments

More news stories

Harpenden Memorial Hospital.

The first step towards creating a new health facility in Harpenden has been taken with the appointment of a leading firm of architects.

Yesterday, 19:30
British Astronaut, Major Tim Peake was welcomed by Prime Minister Theresa May to 10 Downing Street following his six month mission on the International Space Station.

Speaking to astronaut Tim Peake from her school while he was in space was a huge adventure for secondary school student Jessica Leigh.

06:00
St Albans Magistrates Court

Court results published by the Herts Advertiser are taken from St Albans and Hatfield Magistrates Court and are published without prejudice.

Yesterday, 21:00
This week's Herts Ad comment...

Regular readers of the Herts Ad will know our reporters have little respect for PR people who resort to spin when responding to questions on contentious issues.

Most read stories

Local business directory

Hertfordshire's trusted business finder
HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the The Herts Advertiser e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters: