How a Leicester Struggle Helped Change Britain

What would you do if you found out your workmates earned more than you simply because they were white?


The Strike at Imperial Typewriters offered a number of ways for audiences to explore the exhibition. Our outreach programme had something for everyone and included a walking tour, community workshops and public talks taking place throughout the summer.

The Exhibition

Tales of Life on the Factory Floor and a City in Flux

The Strike at Imperial Typewriters Exhibition got visitors to experience a critical moment in British history.


Follow the Journey of The Strike

Watch video interviews with those who were associated with the strike. Re-live the struggle of the workers and hear their stories.

Hear writers and activists discuss topics ranging from political life in the 1970s to stereotypes of Black and Asian workers.