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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…

Pat Swallow talks about some of the benefits of working for John Player & Sons during the 1970s and beyond. She talks both about working conditions and the social side of the job offered by the company, including the Miss Player competition.

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 describes the sports facilities and sports played by Player's employees at the Rec, the recreation ground provided and maintained by John Player & Sons.

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…

Players Post Article 1.jpg
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.

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.
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