What is Delivered by Freemans?
Eastern Angles is uncovering the stories and memories from one of the largest workplaces in Peterborough - Freemans Catalogue Distribution Centre. Freemans was a British catalogue clothing retailer founded in 1904, which opened a warehouse in Westwood, Peterborough in 1969.
This was the period when glossy catalogue shopping meant access to the latest fashions on a pay-per-week basis. But more importantly the stories from the people who worked there reflect the camaraderie and community spirit of the place, especially focusing on the Returns Shop and the Social Club.
The Centre, which at its height employed almost 2,000 people, not only shaped the city of Peterborough but was also nationally significant in the cataloguing and distribution trade - it wasn't just a job, it was a way of life.
Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Delivered by Freemans will follow on from the Forty Years On project and feature a new community musical play - All Wrapped Up in Westwood, a nostalgic exhibition of photos, clothes and news, and a chance to celebrate this unique strand of city history.
Discover the Freemans story on How Freemans Came To Peterborough.
Did you work at Freemans? Or know anyone that did? Do you have any funny stories to share? Or fond memories of the place and people who worked there? We'd love to interview you and hear your stories!
Send us an email with your name and when you worked at the Centre. We'll get back in touch with you to schedule an interview.
Delivered by Freemans - Education Pack