Bostock's shoe factory fire, Stafford

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Date:June 1901

Description:Firemen hosing down a building during a major fire at Edwin Bostock's shoe factory, Foregate Street, Stafford.

Edwin Bostock's shoe factory was originally in Foregate Street, Stafford, but was destroyed by fire in 1901. This resulted in a new factory being built on Sandon Road, which opened in 1903.

Bostock's became Lotus Ltd. in 1919. The Sandon Road factory was demolished in 1998.

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Donor ref:P2014.001.0004 (37/27128)

Source: Staffordshire Museum Service

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