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Creating the World of Kays


Creating the World of Kays. A short documentary about how the World of Kays project team created the web site and what we got up to during summer 2011. The film was made for us by Jonathan Lee, freelance film-maker. … Continue reading

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Creating the perfect bathroom shoot


Brian Pooley was employed as a photographer in Kays studio in Worcester. He started in 1966 and worked there for 35 years. By the time he retired in 2001, he was the Studio Manager. Brian and the in-house team of … 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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Development of the Children’s Brand – AUDIO


Gerry Donohoe was a buyer of childrens’ and women’s wear for Kay & Co Ltd during the late 1960s and early 1970s. When Gerry began working for Kays, the childrenswear was often represented in the catalogue with illustrations rather than photography. … Continue reading

Categories : Audio, Blog, Catalogue design, Childrens wear, Fashion, Marketing, Working for Kays |

The Impact of the London Fashion Scene – AUDIO


Gerry Donohoe was a buyer of childrens’ and women’s wear for Kay & Co Ltd during the late 1960s and early 1970s. When Gerry joined Kays, the company had its own Photography Unit responsible for photographing ‘the back of the book’: the … Continue reading

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