Letchworth museum holds Spirella exhibition

13:23 30 March 2012

The Spirella Building being built in 1912

The Spirella Building being built in 1912

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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

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