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To mark 100 years of the company existing and manufacturing tobacco, John Player & Sons had an ash tray made specially by Royal Worchester. It was given to employees and retired employees along with a special company history produced for the occasion…

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An extract from an oral history interview with Carol Wilson in which she describes how she first came to work for John Player & Sons and the roles she carried out at the company.

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A female employee of John Player & Sons operates a packing machine in the Horizon factory.

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Group of cigarette and cigar packets, including Player's Navy Cut tobacco, Doncella Coronets cigars, John Player Special king size, Player's Digger tobacco, Player's Richmond cigarettes, Player's Special Mild cigarettes and Player's Bachelor…

Doreen Claxton remembers her time working as a member of staff at John Player & Sons, reflecting upon how her gender impacted upon her working life.

An extract from an interview with Doreen Claxton. She shares her memoires of beginning work at John Player & Sons in the late 1960s and the work she did as Marketing Support Supervisor.

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An aerial photography of the Horizon factory and its surrounds. Produced by Sealand Aerial Photography.

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An aerial photography of the Horizon factory and its surrounds. Produced by Sealand Aerial Photography.

Horizon Special Issue, 24 April 1969.pdf
Player's Post, the staff newspaper of John Player & Sons, ran a special issue in April 1969 in which the company unveiled plans for the new Horizon factory to be built in the Lenton area of Nottingham. The issue revealed the facilities the new…

In an extract from an oral history interview, Irene Chadwick (née Christian) talks about how she came to work for John Player & Sons and what it was like beginning work in the 1930s.
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