|Memories: I worked for John White shoes at Lime Street, factory with the occasional venture over to the Higham Ferrers unit.
I started as a young trainee under the guidance of Mr Walter "Flapper" Bryant, who taught me all there was to know about Shoe Making including all aspects of Hand Lasting.
One thing I have noticed is the absence of any mention of Mr. White's love of Green Bowls. I remember many summer evenings playing at the Bowling Greens at Bedford Road ground. I was encouraged to make my own pair of Bowling Shoes (I had to pay for the materials) and I still have those Shoes till this day.
I have many happy memories of working at Lime Street and still think of some of the guys I worked with and learned the trade from.
Mr. John White had a bowling green fit for County Matches built in the grounds of his house. It was a grand set up with changing room, and scoreboard, the lot. The house stood in the Wellingborough Road, just opposite the turning for Hayway. We, as the workers, never got to visit or play on the Private Green. I personally never saw Mr. White play, however he was a staunch supporter of the game.
George Holmes, Rugby.