Thackrays Made it Better
Documentary interviewing the workers of Thackrays Ltd, the majorÂ medical firm who supplied drugs, medical instruments and pioneered the technology behind hip replacements since 1947.
As the Leeds factory was closing down withÂ productionÂ going overseas. Â Many of the workersÂ were leaving, having started as an apprenticeÂ straight out of school in the 1950s, refiningÂ makingÂ 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 aÂ 6 monthÂ exhibition at the Thackray Museum in Leeds, the documentary serves asÂ a portrait into the changes of attitudesÂ andÂ production overÂ the last century through the advent mechanisation.
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The Thackray Museum