Thackrays Made it Better
Documentary interviewing the workers of Thackrays Ltd, the major medical firm who supplied drugs, medical instruments and pioneered the technology behind hip replacements since 1947.
As the Leeds factory was closing down with production going overseas. Many of the workers were leaving, having started as an apprentice straight out of school in the 1950s, refining making the hips and instruments by hand over half a century. They talk about factory life, the ethos of working and their memories over the years.
Exhibited as part of a 6 month exhibition at the Thackray Museum in Leeds, the documentary serves as a portrait into the changes of attitudes and production over the last century through the advent mechanisation.
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The Thackray Museum