Foreman Bill Davis, Lotus Ltd, Stafford

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Date:1980

Description:Bill Davis seated at work bench holding a booklet at the Lotus Ltd. shoe factory on Sandon Road, Stafford. Bill was Foreman in the Finishing Department and had started work with Lotus in 1935.

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. Edwin Bostock's original Stafford factory was on Foregate Street. The building was destroyed by fire in 1901, but was rebuilt on Sandon Road in 1903. In 1919 the three factories amalgamated to become Lotus. The Sandon Road factory was demolished in 1998.


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1910s
Lasting Room, Lotus Ltd, Stafford
Lasting Room, Lotus Ltd, Stafford

The lasting or making room at Lotus Ltd., Sandon Road, Stafford. This department ...

1930s
Jubilee or Coronation celebrations, Lotus Shoe Factory, Stafford
Jubilee or Coronation celebrations, Lotus Shoe Factory, Stafford

The Lotus Ltd factory in Stafford decorated either for George V's Silver Jubilee ...

1950s
Coronation decorations at Lotus Ltd, Stafford
Coronation decorations at Lotus Ltd, Stafford

The factory floor at Lotus Ltd. shoe factory, Sandon Road, Stafford, decorated for ...

1970s
Shoe design pattern from Lotus Ltd, Stafford
Shoe design pattern from Lotus Ltd, Stafford

The pattern cutter makes working patterns for the clicker. The shoe design is ...

1990s
Factory shop, Lotus Ltd, Stafford
Factory shop, Lotus Ltd, Stafford

The Lotus Ltd. factory shop at Lotus's shoe factory on Sandon Road, Stafford. Lotus ...

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Donor ref:P.2021.019.0037 (37/45986)

Source: Staffordshire Museum Service

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