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Rushden
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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History
Factories

Overview

1914 & 1916 Biographical Directories
Glossary 1919 Year Book

Shoe Trade - Victoria County History

Index - Boot and Shoe companies
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

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

Skill Competition 1908

Cunnington Bros.

Boot & Shoe Trades Journal 1914

B Denton (includes interactive e-book)

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

Eaton & Co - mainpage

Employees Fund 1898
Trade Union

Fine Art Shoe Co (includes e-book)

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
Shoe craft in wartime 1944 James Hyde Ltd
Boot Trades Association 1948

Jaques & Clark - mainpage

Footwear Manufacturers 1847-1940
Rivetters & Finishers
Shoe Manufacturers' Association

Jaques & Son

Shoe Managers' & Foremen's Assoc. Fred Knight - factory
History - Shoetrade - F J Sharwood
History - Shoetrade - L V Elliott Knight Bros.
1955 Employment figures

Knight & Lawrence Ltd

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

Prestige Footwear
Trade Robinson Bros.
News Clips Robinson & Corby
Trademarks

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
Shoe Trade in WWII

Selwoods 1908-1938

Winter 1945 Skerritt, George
New Industry Needed Steadfast Boot Co.
Shoe & Leather Fair 1954 R Tarry & Co Ltd.
700 jobs to fill

Tecnic - mainpage

BBSI
Shoetrade - Recession

Wilkins and Denton - "Totectors"


Leather Trades & Directories
Biographical Directory 1914

Tuffrey's Bespoke Boot Works

Biographical Directory 1916
Leather Trades Directories - Index

Tyzown Boot Company

Trade Directories in Genealogy Section West Brothers
Leather Trades Dinner 1881

John White - mainpage


Allied Trades

C K Woods

Allied traders Victoria Leather Company

Adhesive Supplies

Victoria Shoe Company
George Warner Ltd

Box makers

Wear & Waterproof Leather Co.

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

Fred Hawkes

Norris Industries

Riveting

Slugging Machine 1901

Slugging Machine 1907

E Salmon & Co - Engineers 1904
Shoe Trade Miscellany
Leather Merchants Snippets
Town for Hard Work - 1955
Canadians Visit - 1944
Shoe Trade Failures
Mercers
Bankruptcies - Index in Commerce

Sharp & Corbett - 1881

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

Shoe Trade - 1930s Reg Roberts

Shoe Trade in the 1950s

Stain & Polish

Jack Tear

Jaques & Clark - Margaret Goodwin

Ron Hunt at Tecnic

Supplying the Power

Reg Bird - Working in the Shoe Trade

Paul Roberts at Wilkins & Denton

Dentons

Tanning

Starting Work - Hubert Dickens

Starting Work - Doris Watts

Chapman's - Jean Ashton


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

Accidents

Memories of John White's - Eileen Wood

Fatality at Tannery 1923

Memories of John White's - Gloria Wallis

Accidents Index

Alan Harper - Shoe Trade Memories

Workmen's Compensation

Sam Roughton

Shoe Trade - Louie Arnsby

Health & Welfare
Nursing Association
Hospital Contributions
Trades Hospital & Convalescent Home Fund

Flu 1970

Xray - Factory Visits 1945


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