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William Hewitt

William Hewitt came to Rushden in 1889 as a retailer, but he
must have very soon begun his factory with his son as this
advert is taken from The Argus dated 1st August 1890.


Boot, Shoe & Upper Manufacturer

High Street, Rushden

Has now in stock a large variety of Ladies' and Children's Boots and Shoes suitable for the coming season.

Quality Guaranteed.

Bespoke Uppers on the shortest notice.

Repairs of all kinds.     Note the address:—

Nearly Opposite the Feathers Inn, Rushden

He must have then moved to Crabb Street for a few years.:-

The Rushden Echo, 22nd April 1898, transcribed by Kay Collins


Or to be Let as a Whole

Three-Storied Shoe Factory


Dwelling-House Adjoining

Situate in the centre of Crabb-street, Rushden.

The Factory

Which is just being vacated by Mr. Wm. Hewitt, Shoe Manufacturer, is capable of an output of 1,000 pairs per week, and could be occupied immediately.

For Particulars and to View, apply to


He moved to Brookfield road in partnership with Noble, but after a
disatrous fire in 1904, he decided to concentrate of the Cinema.

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