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Closing Department, Lotus Ltd., Stafford

Nigel Reade and Sheila Land pictured in the Closing Department at the Lotus Shoe Factory in Stafford. Sheila is sewing together the leather parts which make up the upper of a woman's shoe. This photograph ...

Closing Department, Lotus Ltd., Stafford

Employees are pictured in the Closing Room at the Lotus Shoe Factory in Stafford. If you recognise anyone in this view please contact us. This photograph was taken by Stafford photographer Tony Boydon. ...

Closing Dept., Mason and Marson Shoe Factory, Stafford, (1)

The closing department was where various shapes of leather were stitched together to form the shoe uppers. This is one of a series of postcards sent to the wife of an Australian shoe manufacturer, ...

Closing Room Cricket Team, Lotus Ltd., Stone

Stone Lotus shoe factory's closing room women's cricket team. Back row (left to right): Maya Sheppard, Brenda Morris, Margaret Burton (later Eyre), Gillian, Pam Hill, Muriel Sharman (later Morris). Front ...

Closing Room, Lotus Shoe Factory, Stafford

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. ...

Closing Room, Lotus Shoe Factory, Stafford

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 ...

Closing Room, Lotus Shoe Factory, Stafford

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. ...

Closing Room, Lotus Shoe Factory, Stafford

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. ...

Cobbler, Church Road, Codsall

The cobbler is Thomas William Jones, who operated on Church Road in Codsall. He was a relative of a local primary school teacher, Mrs Cockerill, whose maiden name was Jones.

Colonel William Horton

Lithograph print of the Late Colonel William Horton. William Horton (1750 - 1832) was born in Stafford and was one of the first to manufacture shoes on a large scale, employing over 1,000 workers. His ...

Company officials at Lotus Ltd., Stafford

Second from left is Henry John Bostock (1870-1956), former Chairman and managing Director of shoe manufacturers Lotus Ltd. with his son and successor James Forrester Bostock (1902-1996) standing next ...

Concert party group, Stone

A concert party group in the Stone area, possibly from the Lotus Ltd factory on Cross Street.

Cordwainer's apprenticeship indenture, Stafford

Indenture document on parchment recording the apprenticeship of Henry Dale, aged twelve, to John Osborn of Stafford, Cordwainer. From the Staffordshire County Museum collections.

Coronation Decorations, Lotus Shoe Factory, Stafford,

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 ...

Cutting Room, Lotus Shoe Factory, Stone

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 ...

Dancing Class, Lotus Shoes, Stafford

Group of female workers from Lotus participating in a dance and exercise class on the company's sports field on Sandon Road. They appear to be wearing Dutch costume. Lotus, like many other companies, ...

David and Emma Hollin, Highfield Manor, Stafford

Photograph of David Hollin (1844-1916) and his wife Emma (1842-1926) in the gardens of Highfield Manor, Stafford. Highfield Manor, built in 1880, was on Newport Road and was demolished in 1967. The ...

Design Award, Lotus Ltd, Stafford

Left to right: Don Vickers (Head of the Design Centre), Eileen Crosby, John Morris, Paul Gimbert, Trevor Lockley, John Rowbottom, Chris Hopkins (Head Designer). Lotus was originally named Bostock's ...