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Female Workers, David Hollin's Shoe Factory, Stafford,

David Hollins, the son of a railway man, was one of the largest shoe manufacturers in Stafford. His factory was on Albert Terrace. Mr Hollin owned Highfield Manor on Newport Road, Stafford.

Finisher, In Vogue Shoes, Stone

Mr 'Boz' Philips was a finisher at Invogue Shoes. He is seen here hand trimming the edges of a sole. Invogue's factory stood behind the east side of Stone High Street. It was owned by the Reinli ...

Finishing Dept., Mason and Marson Shoe Factory, Stafford,

The finishing room was where the edges of the soles were trimmed; the heels and soles were then burnished. This is one of a series of postcards sent to the wife of an Australian shoe manufacturer, ...

Fire destroyed the Vik Warehouse, Sandon Road, Stafford.

Employees outside the site of the devastating fire at the Vik warehouse on Sandon Road. Mr Elias Peak and Mr Bernard Preece discussing the situation with Mr Jack Linnell to the right.

Florence Wood, Lotus Ltd, Stone

Mrs Florence Wood was cheief examiner at the Lotus Ltd shoe factory, Stone. She began her working life with Mason and Marson in Stafford, and the joined Peach's after the First World War. She retired ...

Football Club, Bostock's Shoe Works, Stafford,

Edwin Bostock's shoe factory was originally in Foregate Street, Stafford, but was destroyed by fire in 1901. This resulted in a new factory being built in Sandon Road, which opened in 1903. Bostock's ...

Foreman Bill Davis, Lotus Ltd, Stafford

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 ...

Former Shoe Factory, Stafford,

A shoe factory once occupied this building on Browning Street. In 1966 the premises were used by Goodwin's Removals and Storage. A room on the first floor was used by the Salvation Army as a band ...

Four Lotus Shoes

Charcoal drawing, by Lisa Milroy (born 1959). Lisa Milroy was commissioned by Staffordshire Arts & Museum Service in 2002 to make work in response to the County Museum collection. She chose to produce ...

George VI Coronation Procession, Stone

A 2nd prize-winning tableau in the Procession, "The Village Green" by In Vogue Shoes Ltd., pictured by the Common Plot. The lorry belonged to Joule's brewery. The procession was one of the main events ...

H.J. Bostock, Lotus Ltd., Stafford

Seated is Henry John Bostock (1870-1956), former Chairman and Managing Director of shoe manufacturers Lotus Ltd., pictured at Lotus Ltd.'s factory on Sandon Road, Stafford. This is probably a group of ...

H.J. Gover, photographer, Piccadilly, Hanley

H.J. Gover's artists and photographers shop at 53, Piccadilly, Hanley. Herbert James Gover was born in Clerkenwell, London in 1857. He was the son of Edward J. Gover, draughtsman and author of an ...

Halfpenny token, Stafford

A copper halfpenny token issued by Stafford shoe manufacturer William Horton in 1797. William Horton (1750 - 1832) was born in Stafford and was one of the first to manufacture shoes on a large scale, ...

Heels Factory, Stafford

Heels Ltd were founded in 1920 to make wooden (and later plastic) heels for Stafford's shoe industry. They were later known as Heels (Stafford) Ltd and closed in 1967.

Henry Dale, shoemaker of Stafford

Henry Dale was christened at St. Mary's Church, Stafford, on 30 April 1823. His parents were recorded as Thomas Dale and Elizabeth Davis of Stafford. Thomas was employed as a shoemaker and the ceremony ...

Hockey Team, Lotus Shoe Factory, Stafford,

Back row: Nelly Brookes, Eva Shotton, Ada Peaple, Ethel Haughton, Nan Haughton. Middle row: Hilda Scarlett, Louie Cross, Miss Brian (the Lotus Games Mistress), Hilda Peaple. Front row: names not known. Lotus, ...

Holland's Motor and Carriage Works, Eccleshall

H. Holland's Motor and Carriage Works on High street, Eccleshall. Henry Holland was born at Croxton, near Eccleshall in 1875. In the 1911 census his occupation is described as agricultural engineer, ...

Horace Badger, Lotus Ltd., Stafford

Cycling to work at the Lotus shoe factory on Sandon Road, Stafford is Horace Badger, a clicker at the factory. A clicker has the important job of cutting out the pieces which make up the shoe upper. ...