Hinckley & District Museum, 30 Lower Bond Street, Hinckley LE10 1QU
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Textiles heritage project

This short video, edited from that originally made for the Arqueotex Textile Heritage Project (1997–9) gives an introduction to the hosiery and textile industry of Hinckley which, from its earliest days as a cottage industry to the factory era, was once the town's main industry and source of employment. Here you will see various Hinckley factories, now largely disappeared, showing the variety of machines and processes used.