Cutting Room, Lotus Shoe Factory, Stone

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Date:1930 - 1940 (c.)

Description:The Lotus factory on Longton Road manufactured ladies' shoes. The cutting room was where the various shapes required to make up a shoe were cut from sheets of leather.

Lotus was originally named Bostock's and was founded in the eighteenth century by Thomas Bostock, a cobbler. His three sons started their own factories in Stafford, Stone and Northampton. The original Stone factory can still be seen behind Granville Terrace.

In 1919 the three factories amalgamated to become Lotus.

Lotus remained in Stone until the 1970s. The building was purchased by G.E.C. Meters.


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1930s
Lasting Room, Lotus Shoe Factory, Stone
Lasting Room, Lotus Shoe Factory, Stone

The Lotus factory on Longton Road manufactured ladies' shoes. This photograph is ...

1950s
Lotus Shoe Factory Interior, Stone
Lotus Shoe Factory Interior, Stone

Lotus was originally named Bostock's and was founded in the eighteenth century by ...

1980s
Children-in-Need Presentation, Stone,
Children-in-Need Presentation, Stone,

On 27 November 1987 Stone Division Guides held a mammoth fund raising event at G.E.C. ...

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Image courtesy of: Stone Historical and Civic Society

Donor ref:Stone Hist. and Civic Soc. No., PT00310, img: 2549 (18/2927)

Source: Staffordshire Museum Service

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