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The original influx into Leicester (post-war) was principally down to the textile industry and the teaching of making textiles. When I was studying at Leicester College of Art (as it then was), there were students from many of the developing countries. There were fewer, but a still considerable number, studying boots and shoes, and even engineering students. These were the 3 industries that powered Leicester from the early 20th century through several depressions. One of these industries always continued to thrive in downturns, leading to a city per capita income that was in the world top ten in the Thirties.

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by Sven Triloqvist on Fri Sep 28th, 2012 at 10:19:13 AM EST
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