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T Robinson & Son
Also known as
Gordon Boot Co.
T Robinson & Sons
The factory of T Robinson & Sons in Gordon Street

Rushden Echo, 30th November, 1917, transcribed by Gill Hollis


Third Share in a Boot Manufacturing Business

At the meeting of the Northants Appeals Tribunal on Monday:

Fred Robinson, aged 35, married, grade I, a member of the firm of Robinson and Son, boot and shoe manufacturers, Rushden, appealed, through Mr. W. George, against the decision of the Rushden Tribunal dismissing his appeal for exemption.  Mr. George asked that the appellant should be given two months final to allow time for the conversion of the business into a company and the safeguarding of his client’s share (one-third) in the business.  At present he was a foreman and operator.  Captain Cook promised to arrange that Robinson should not be called up until the end of the year, and the appeal was dismissed on this understanding. [Shoetrade tribunals]

Rushden Argus, 17th August 1917, transcribed by Kay Collins
Bowls—Mr. Tom Robinson, shoe manufacturer, of Gordon-road, Rushden, is representing Rushden in an important bowls tournament shortly to be held at Hastings. Mr. Robinson is a prominent Rushden bowler, and is expected to do very well indeed in the tournament.

Extract from a Military Tribunal in May 1918

Sidney Robinson, 39, married, Grade 1, a partner in the firm of Messrs. T. Robinson & Sons, six months exemption.

Rushden Echo, 26th July 1918, transcribed by Kay Collins

Shop Outing - An outing was arranged by the employees of Messrs. Robinson and Son, Gordon-road, on Saturday, Bedford being chosen as the rendezvous. The company which numbered about 30, started their journey at 8.30a.m., stopping for a brief period at Sharnbrook, then on through Felmersham to Pavenham, where a halt was made for lunch. The party broke up into groups on arrival at Bedford, and enjoyed themselves sight-seeing, boating, etc. The return journey commenced at 9.30p.m. A halt was made at Milton, and the company reached home about midnight.

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