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Shoe Trade Union
 Rivetters & Finishers
Rushden Echo, 12th April 1918, transcribed by Kay Collins

Councillor W Bazeley, J.P., the retiring secretary of the Rushden branch of the Boot Operatives’ Union, has not lost a day from the office through ill-health during his 22 years’ service.

Rushden Echo, 21st January 1921

The Unemployed in Rushden and Higham Ferrers who received out-of-work benefit from the Boot Operatives’ Union last Friday numbered 333.

National Union of Boot & Shoe Operatives
A ladies' union badge
This tiny little badge (left) would have been worn by lady members.
(below) The NUBSO badge presented for
50 years membership.
NUBSO badge for 50 years
Roll of Honour
Roll of Honour
In ever grateful memory of those Members who lost their lives in the Great War 1914-1918.
“They died that men might live.”
A label on the back reads “This is the property of the National Union of Boot and Shoe Operatives, the Branch Secretary for the time being to retain possession and upon his retirement it must be handed over by the Branch Committee to the
new Secretary.”
NUFLAT badge
By 1975 the Union was renamed:

National Union of the Footwear, Leather and Allied Trades


A 50 Year Member's badge

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