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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 of early or small companies
Rushden's Boot Pioneer Ager & Badham
Shoemaking Before Machinery

Allebone & Sons Ltd - mainpage

The Growth of the Shoe Industry (A-Level Study)

Bignells Ltd.

Growth of the Shoe Trade (College Study 1958)

The Rise & Fall of the Shoe Trade

Charles Bull & Co Ltd

(includes interactive maps feature)

Henry Bull

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

Ebenezer Claridge & Sons

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

Clarke T T - Bespoke Boots

Rushden & its Industry 1891 & 1900

Clarke & Co

Boot School 1900

William Colson & Co

Factories in 1901

Co-op Wholesale Society

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

Nathaniel Crick

Boot & Shoe School 1928

Cunnington Bros.

B Denton (includes interactive e-book)

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

Double 'M' Shoemakers 1982

Eaton & Co
Amalgamated Soc. Leather Workers
Shoe craft in wartime 1944
Boot Trades Association 1948

Fine Art Shoe Co (includes e-book)

Footwear Manufacturers 1847-1940

Fox's Shoes

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

William Hewitt

1955 Employment figures

James Hyde Ltd

Automation - not yet 1956 C W Horell Ltd
Pensions Act 1959
Decline - 1960s and beyond
Careers 1973 James Hyde Ltd
Shoe Industry 1973-1981 (School Study)

Jaques & Clark

Caring for Shoes
Rushden Shoe Trade Map 1982

Jaques & Son

News Clips

Fred Knight

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

Knight & Lawrence Ltd

War Time Trade 1914 Joseph Knight
B Ladds
The Export Trade 1924 Lofty Slipper Co. Ltd
Unemployment 1925 Midland Ballet Shoe Co. Ltd.
Shoe Trade in WWII Nurrish & Pallett
Winter 1945 Premier Boot Company
New Industry Needed Prestige Footwear
Shoe & Leather Fair 1954 Robinson Bros.
700 jobs to fill Robinson & Corby
BBSI 1969

Sanders & Sanders

Shoetrade - Recession

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

Walter Sargent

Leather Trades Dinner 1881

Allied Trades
Allied traders

Adhesive Supplies

Selwood & Co.

Box makers

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


Curriers Totectors

Tuffrey's Bespoke Boot Works

Heel Makers

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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