Female Employees Modelling Shoes, Lotus, Stafford

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Date:1936

Description:Women modelling London shoes manufactured by Lotus. Standing first from left is Ida Bradshaw (nee Cartwright) who lived on Alliance Street before she was married.

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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1890s
Portrait of Frederick Bostock, Stafford,
Portrait of Frederick Bostock, Stafford,

1910s
Football Club, Bostock's Shoe Works, Stafford,
Football Club, Bostock's Shoe Works, Stafford,

Edwin Bostock's shoe factory was originally in Foregate Street, Stafford, but was ...

1930s
Coronation Decorations, Lotus Shoe Factory, Stafford,
Coronation Decorations, Lotus Shoe Factory, Stafford,

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

1980s
Lotus Shoe Factory Interior, Stafford
Lotus Shoe Factory Interior, Stafford

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

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Source: Staffordshire Museum Service

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