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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 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 and Sons
Factory Survey - 23 York Road
"Hearts & Soles"

Ebenezer Claridge & Sons

Shoetrade in Rushden 1891 & 1895 J & C Claridge Ltd
Factory Collections for Miss Wooding - 1898 Wm Claridge
Rushden & its Industry 1891 & 1900

Clarke T T - Bespoke Boots

Boot School 1900

Clarke & Co

Factories in 1901

William Colson & Co

New Factories - 1908 & Index

Co-op Wholesale Society

Skill Competition 1908
Boot & Shoe Trades Journal 1914
Shoe & Leather News Biographical Directory 1916
Making a Shoe - with glossary of shoe trade terms Coxton Shoe Co.
Boot & Shoe School 1928

Nathaniel Crick

Cunnington Bros.

B Denton (includes interactive e-book)

Employees Fund 1898
Trade Union
D B Shoes Ltd
Dilks & Martin

Double 'M' Shoemakers 1982

Amalgamated Soc. Leather Workers Eaton & Co
Shoe craft in wartime 1944
Boot Trades Association 1948
Footwear Manufacturers 1847-1940

Fine Art Shoe Co (includes e-book)

Rivetters & Finishers

Fox's Shoes

Shoe Manufacturers' Association Green & Coe
Shoe Managers' & Foremen's Assoc. Grenson
History - Shoetrade - F J Sharwood
History - Shoetrade - L V Elliott
1955 Employment figures

William Hewitt

Automation - not yet 1956

James Hyde Ltd

Pensions Act 1959 C W Horell Ltd
Decline - 1960s and beyond
Careers 1973
Shoe Industry 1973-1981 (School Study) James Hyde Ltd
Caring for Shoes

Jaques & Clark

Rushden Shoe Trade Map 1982

News Clips

Jaques & Son


Fred Knight

Imports and Exports 1881
Army Boot Trade 1898
Wages - 1898 Knight Bros.
War Time Trade 1914

Knight & Lawrence Ltd

Joseph Knight
B Ladds
The Export Trade 1924
Unemployment 1925 Lofty Slipper Co. Ltd
Shoe Trade in WWII Midland Ballet Shoe Co. Ltd.
Winter 1945 Nurrish & Pallett
New Industry Needed Premier Boot Company
Shoe & Leather Fair 1954 Prestige Footwear
700 jobs to fill Robinson Bros.
BBSI 1969 Robinson & Corby
Shoetrade - Recession

Sanders & Sanders

Leather Trades & Directories
Biographical Directory 1914
Biographical Directory 1916
Leather Trades Directories - Index Alfred Sargent
Trade Directories in Genealogy Section
Leather Trades Dinner 1881

Walter Sargent

Allied Trades
Allied traders

Adhesive Supplies

Selwood & Co.

Box makers

Skerritt, George
Steadfast Boot Co.
R Tarry & Co Ltd.


Heel Makers

Tuffrey's Bespoke Boot Works

Tyzown Boot Company

West Brothers

John White

C K Woods

Victoria Leather Company
Victoria Shoe Company
George Warner Ltd
Leather Merchants

Wear & Waterproof Leather Co.

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

Fred Hawkes

Norris Industries


Slugging Machine 1901
Sock makers

Slugging Machine 1907

E Salmon & Co - Engineers 1904
Soles and Insoles
Shoe Trade Miscellany

Stain & Polish

Town for Hard Work - 1955
Canadians Visit - 1944

Supplying the Power

Shoe Trade Failures
Bankruptcies - Index in Commerce

Sharp & Corbett - 1881

Perkins & Eden - 1893
Lawrence Shoes Ltd 1956

Accidents Memories

Fatality at Tannery 1923

Memories of the "BU" - Richard Hall

Accidents Index

Shoe Trade - 1930s Reg Roberts

Workmen's Compensation

Shoe Trade in the 1950s

Jack Tear

Health & Welfare

Jaques & Clark - Margaret Goodwin

Nursing Association

Ron Hunt at Tecnic

Hospital Contributions

Reg Bird - Working in the Shoe Trade

Trades Hospital and Convalescent Home Fund

Paul Roberts at Wilkins & Denton

Flu 1970


Xray - Factory Visits 1945

Starting Work - Hubert Dickens

Starting Work - Doris Watts


Chapman's - Jean Ashton

Penn and Simmons Ltd

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

J Darnell & Son

Memories of John White's - Eileen Wood

Adverts - small traders

Memories of John White's - Gloria Wallis

Alan Harper - Shoe Trade Memories

Sam Roughton

Shoe Trade - Louie Arnsby

Strong & Fisher - office - 1980s

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