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The Shoe Trade

hobnailed boots Operation of the sole press circa 1950 Grenson's shoes on display
Line of hobnailed boots
postcard by CW Desborough
Sole Press c1950
Grenson's - finished samples

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1914 & 1916 Biographical Directories
Glossary 1919 Year Book

Shoe Trade - Victoria County History

Index - Boot, Shoe & Allied Trades
Rushden's Boot Pioneer Index - early or small companies
Shoemaking Before Machinery Ager & Badham

The Growth of the Shoe Industry (A-Level Study)

Allebone & Sons Ltd - mainpage

Growth of the Shoe Trade (College Study 1958)

Bignells Ltd.

The Rise & Fall of the Shoe Trade

(includes interactive maps feature)

Charles Bull & Co Ltd

Henry Bull

John Cave & Sons - mainpage

Factory Survey - 23 York Road

Ebenezer Claridge & Sons

"Hearts & Soles" J & C Claridge Ltd
Wm Claridge

Clarke T T - Bespoke Boots

Reeson's Last Improvement 1888
Shoetrade in Rushden 1891 & 1895

Clarke & Co

Factory Collection for Miss Wooding - 1898

William Colson & Co

Rushden & Its Industry 1891 & 1900

CWS Shoe Factory - mainpage

Boot School 1900 Peter Danby - CWS Fire Brigade (includes sound clip)
Factories in 1901 Coxton Shoe Co.
New Factories - 1908 & Index

Nathaniel Crick

Wentworth Road Factory

Cunnington Bros.

Skill Competition 1908

B Denton (includes interactive e-book)

Boot & Shoe Trades Journal 1914
Shoe & Leather News Biographical Directory 1916 D B Shoes Ltd
Making a Shoe + glossary of shoe trade terms Dilks & Martin
Boot & Shoe School 1928 Double 'M' Shoemakers 1982

Eaton & Co - mainpage

Employees Fund 1898

Fine Art Shoe Co (includes e-book)

Trade Union

Fox's Shoes

Green & Coe

Wm Green - founder of Grenson

Grenson's - mainpage

William Hewitt

James Hyde Ltd

C W Horrell Ltd - mainpage

Amalgamated Soc. Leather Workers James Hyde Ltd
Shoe craft in wartime 1944

Jaques & Clark - mainpage

Boot Trades Association 1948
Footwear Manufacturers 1847-1940
Rivetters & Finishers

Jaques & Son

Shoe Manufacturers' Association Fred Knight - factory
Shoe Managers' & Foremen's Assoc.
History - Shoetrade - F J Sharwood Knight Bros.
History - Shoetrade - L V Elliott

Knight & Lawrence Ltd

1955 Employment figures Joseph Knight
Automation - not yet 1956 B Ladds - Factory
Pensions Act 1959
Decline - 1960s and beyond Lofty Slipper Co. Ltd
Careers 1973 Midland Ballet Shoe Co. Ltd.
Shoe Industry 1973-1981 (School Study) Nurrish & Pallett
Caring for Shoes Premier Boot Company
Rushden Shoe Trade Map 1982 Prestige Footwear

Robinson Bros.
Trade Robinson & Corby
News Clips Sanders, Charles Ltd

Sanders & Sanders - mainpage

Imports and Exports 1881
Army Boot Trade 1898
Wages - 1898
War Time Trade 1914 Alfred Sargent

W Sargent - mainpage

The Export Trade 1924
Unemployment 1925

Selwoods 1908-1938

Shoe Trade in WWII Skerritt, George
Winter 1945 Steadfast Boot Co.
New Industry Needed R Tarry & Co Ltd.
Shoe & Leather Fair 1954

Tecnic - mainpage

700 jobs to fill

Wilkins and Denton - "Totectors"

Shoetrade - Recession
2010 - still trading

Tuffrey's Bespoke Boot Works

Leather Trades & Directories
Biographical Directory 1914

Tyzown Boot Company

Biographical Directory 1916 West Brothers
Leather Trades Directories - Index

John White - mainpage

Trade Directories in Genealogy Section
Leather Trades Dinner 1881

C K Woods

Victoria Leather Company
Allied Trades Victoria Shoe Company
Allied traders George Warner Ltd

Adhesive Supplies

Wear & Waterproof Leather Co.

Box makers

Wilkins and Denton - "Totectors"
Wilmott, H E & Co
Horace Wright - Summit Works
Components 2010 - still trading
Shoe Machinery
Standard Rotary Machine Co Ltd
Heel Makers British United Shoe Machinery Co.
Central Machinery Co. Ltd
Cox & Wright (includes interactive e-book)

Fred Hawkes

Norris Industries


Slugging Machine 1901

Slugging Machine 1907

E Salmon & Co - Engineers 1904
Leather Merchants Shoe Trade Miscellany
Town for Hard Work - 1955
Canadians Visit - 1944
Patent - 1924
Mercers Shoe Trade Failures

Bankruptcies - Index in Commerce
Pattern & Knife Makers

Sharp & Corbett - 1881

Perkins & Eden - 1893
Lawrence Shoes Ltd 1956
Repairers Sales
Shoe Retailers
Penn and Simmons Ltd
J Darnell & Son
Adverts - small traders
Sock makers
Soles and Insoles Memories of the "BU" - Richard Hall

Shoe Trade - 1930s Reg Roberts

Stain & Polish

Shoe Trade in the 1950s

Jack Tear

Jaques & Clark - Margaret Goodwin

Supplying the Power

Ron Hunt at Tecnic

Reg Bird - Working in the Shoe Trade

Paul Roberts at Wilkins & Denton



Starting Work - Hubert Dickens

Starting Work - Doris Watts

Chapman's - Jean Ashton


Jim Matthews - A Life in the Shoe Trade (includes audio clips)

Fatality at Tannery 1923

Memories of John White's - Eileen Wood

Accidents Index

Memories of John White's - Gloria Wallis

Workmen's Compensation

Alan Harper - Shoe Trade Memories

Sam Roughton

Health & Welfare

Shoe Trade - Louie Arnsby

Nursing Association
Hospital Contributions
Trades Hospital & Convalescent Home Fund

Flu 1970

Xray - Factory Visits 1945

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