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

53 minutes ago
A 62-year-old man's leg fell through this footbridge on Monday afternoon.

A 62-year-old man has been left with tissue damage to his leg after getting it wedged in a footbridge while taking a stroll.

05:30
Thunderstorm over Letchworth in the early hours of Saturday, July 4, 2015

If you were shaken awake as the heavens roared in the early hours of this morning, you weren’t alone.

Yesterday, 17:00
More breastfeeding helpers means greater support for new mums

More breastfeeding support is now available to families in Stevenage and North Herts thanks to a training programme which has increased the number of peer supporters.

Yesterday, 16:14
Warriorz Performing Arts Academy. Credit: Pearldrop Limited.

It’s going to be a memorable Fourth of July weekend in Stevenage, with a star-spangled summer streetfest session planned for the town centre on Saturday.

”North

Most read stories

Most commented stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the The Comet e-edition today E-edition