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Charles Sanders Ltd
Curriers and leather dressers - shoe manufacturer
William Sanders was born at Kimbolton and married Catherine who was born at Brigstock. They came to Higham Ferrers about 1820, and here William established his business.

Their first born was George in 1823, two years later Thomas, then Charlotte, William, Charles, Mary Ann, and Elizabeth in 1843.

By 1851 George and Thomas were married, and living in Higham Ferrers. Thomas also took on a farm, and was much involved in Civic life in the borough, eventually becoming Mayor.

Charles Sanders was born at Higham Ferrers and learned his trade there with his father William, a master currier. Charles had left by 1851.

In 1881 he was in Rushden, with an established currying business in Duck Street, and with a family. He had married Elizabeth of Kettering, and they had a daughter Mary C who was now aged 20 and had been born in Sheffield. Their next child Harry S was born at Rushden in 1864, and it appears Charles was now working at his father’s works, and they added Minnie, Sidney and Lillie to the family.

By 1877 Charles had established his works at Duck Street in Rushden, and here William was their last born. Later Charles also became a shoe manufacturer.

The business flourished and continued into the 1940s. Charles died in 1902.

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