Brochure for the Royal Visit to the city of Leicester, 1958

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Commemorative brochure for the 1958 Royal Visit to Leicester. The brochure contains illustrated maps of the route that was to be taken by the Royal party, as well as diagrams of the new Percy Gee Building, portrait photographs of the Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh and the Lord Mayor and Mayoress of Leicester, a detailed itinerary of the day, and information on Leicester University and the Corah factory.

Administrative / Biographical History

In 1958 Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh visited Leicester. During the visit the Queen opened a new building for Leicester University, the Percy Gee Building. The Royal party made a visit to Victoria Park, De Montfort Hall and to N.Corah (St. Margaret) Limited. N.Corah was a hosiery factory which had supplied for the war effort. A silver rose bowl was presented to the Queen.



Both the Bowl and the brochure were designed by lecturers at Leicester College of Art (a predecessor of De Montfort University). The silver bowl was designed and made by A.W. Hodge and N.R.G Poynton, both key figures at School of Industrial Design. A.W Hodge was the Head of School and N.R.G Poynton was a senior lecturer in the same department. The programme for the event was designed by Tom Westley, who was a lecturer in Typographic design at the College of Art .

Conditions Governing Access

Open for general access. External researchers are advised to make an appointment with the Archivist.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

The condition of the brochure is good.

Archivist's Note

Catalogued by Gursharan Hayre, Graduate Champion, January 2018

Conditions Governing Use

Material may be copied for research purposes only, subject to copyright regulations and the condition of the material.

Related Material

Tom Westley, Lecturer in Typographic design and also a member of the board, can be found in the prospectus for Leicester College of Art 1958-59. Similarly information about the Senior members of the School of Industrial design, A.W. Hodge and N.R.G Poynton, can also be found in the prospectus for Leicester College of Art 1958-59.

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