Coronation decorations at Lotus Ltd, Stafford

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Date:1953

Description:The factory floor at Lotus Ltd. shoe factory, Sandon Road, Stafford, decorated for the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953.

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.

Photographer: Logan, Birmingham.


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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 ...

1940s
War work at Lotus Ltd, Stafford
War work at Lotus Ltd, Stafford

A large pyramid shaped stack of munitions shells with woman using machine in background ...

1960s
Women's shoe
Women's shoe

Women's heeled shoe manufactured by Lotus Ltd., Stafford. Chinchilla grey leather ...

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Donor ref:P.2021.019.0038 (37/45987)

Source: Staffordshire Museum Service

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