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John Player Showroom Watermarked.jpg
The showroom housed products that could be collected through coupons available in packets of Player's cigarettes. The Nottingham showroom was on Hartley Road in Radford.

The photograph shows the showroom at Christmas time.

No 2 Factory Watermarked.jpg
Exterior view of No. 2 Factory on Radford Boulevard. Work was completed in 1932 and the building measured 250,000 square foot.The factory continued to produce cigarettes until the 1970s, when Player's moved production to its new Horizon factory.

Aspley Lane Hockey Watermarked.jpg
A group of women playing field hockey at the company's recreation ground situated at Aspley Lane.

Player's provided sports facilities for its workers at a site at Aspley Lane. Built in 1906, the Recreation Ground, or the Rec as it was known, was a…

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Every year up until the mid-1970s, John Player & Sons gave its employees a money bonus in March. To mark this, a dance was thrown at the Astoria dancehall in Nottingham (this later became the Sherwood Rooms and is now Ocean nightclub).

This…

Tony at Work in Electronics Section named copy Watermarked.jpg
A photograph of Tom Keatley, Mick Clifford, Tony Wardle, Frank Booth, Neville Wildgoose and Les Bacon at work in the electronics section at the Radford site.

20 Players Primary Control Room - Sept 1985 Watermarked.jpg
Two men at work in the primary control room at the Horizon factory.

19 Colin Fossey and Tom - Players Primary Control Room - Sept 1985 Watermarked.jpg
A photograph of Colin Fossey and Tom in the Primary Control Room at the Horizon factory.

Factory Floor Watermarked.jpg
Photograph showing a factory floor production line of 'Gold Leaf' tobacco boxes. A male supervisor can be seen inspecting the women at work.

Joan Booth Watermarked.jpg
A female worker is surrounded by picture cards which are being sent out to customers who are collecting sets. The reverse of the photograph identifies her as Joan Booth.

Dispatch Watermarked.jpg
Photograph showing Superkings and Embassy lorries outside the Horizon factory depot.
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