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Pat Swallow talks about the different jobs men and women did at John Player & Sons, both in the factories and the offices during the 1970s and beyond.

Steve Needham describes how he worked at Player's whilst playing football for Nottingham Forest and Notts County football clubs in the late 1960s. Later in his life, playing for Player's sides allowed him to rediscover his love for football after…

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…

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An article from Player's Post about Moira Middleton, a competitive ice skater, and her then fiancée Tony Wardle, both of whom were working at John Player & Sons.

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.

21 My desk - Players Primary Control Room - Sept 1985 Watermarked.jpg
Photograph of Tony Wardle's desk in the primary control room within the Horizon factory.

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.

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.

Leni writes:"In October 1960, I started work in the Sales Office that was accessed by the original stone built main entrance on Player Street. It took up the whole of the second floor and half of the first floor – the exact part that was destroyed…
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