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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.

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.

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).


A 30-minute video in which former employees of John Player & Sons look back at their time working for the company. The video was produced as part of a Knowledge Transfer Partnership set up between the University of Nottingham and Nottingham City…

39408_Players Booklet-5.pdf
A booklet featuring memories and stories from former Player's employees. Additionally, it contains a history of John Player & Sons and information about what the John Player Advertising Archive holds.

The booklet was produced as part of a…

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.

P2152 Horizon Watermarked.jpg
An aerial photography of the Horizon factory and its surrounds. Produced by Sealand Aerial Photography.

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

An extract from an oral history with Steve Wilson in which he describes his time as a trainee at John Player & Sons. Steve started out working in the Sales and Marketing department, helping with special promotions for the John Player Special and…

Primary Photo Watermarked.jpg
Three men processing tobacco. The tobacco is being moved up on a conveyor belt to the next stage in the cigarette making process.
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