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Let’s have a party with World of Kays!

Back in November when the festive season was imminent, finding inspiration for my first mini-exhibit for the University of Worcester’s Research Collections was simple. What better than to put together a glitzy party-themed display to help get people in the … Continue reading

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Fabulous fashions of the 1950s – AUDIO

Sheila Layton started work in the sales recording office for Kay & Co Ltd in 1959, and remained with the company until she left in 1965 to have her first child. In these audio clips Sheila remembers some of the fabulous … Continue reading

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Kays 1990s

WATCH World of Kays 1990s poetry animation by Matt Norris, student at University of Worcester Drawstring sports casual for logos about town Hip hop craze condition and a karaoke to own Motif laden sweaters Cordless, wireless electricals This really was … Continue reading

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Kays 1980s

WATCH World of Kays 1980s poetry animation by Matt Norris, student at University of Worcester Nineteen at the time with Princess Di looks Maternity dress copied whilst the Microwave cooks Engagement ring replica Toasted sandwich craze From your own kitchen … Continue reading

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Kays 1970s

WATCH World of Kays 1970s Video animation by Matt Norris, student at University of Worcester. You wore this jade mac in seventy-three Paisley was in but taste was out Skirts got shorter, pants got hotter and cords were as popular … Continue reading

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