Lasting Room, Lotus Ltd, Stafford

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Date:1918 - 1919 (c.)

Description:The lasting or making room at Lotus Ltd., Sandon Road, Stafford. This department is where the shoe upper is attached to the sole.

Lotus was formerly Edwin Bostock's shoe factory, which was on Foregate Street, Stafford. The factory was destroyed by fire in 1901, but was rebuilt on Sandon Road in 1903. Bostock's became Lotus Ltd. in 1919. The Sandon Road factory was demolished in 1998.


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1930s
The Order Office at Lotus shoes, Stafford
The Order Office at Lotus shoes, Stafford

The order office at Lotus Ltd's factory on Sandon Road. Use the 'zoom' tool to ...

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:P2006.006.0001 (37/46023)

Source: Staffordshire Museum Service

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