Built to Last?: The Buildings of the Northamptonshire Boot and Shoe Industry
Northamptonshire is renowned for the production of high-quality boots and shoes, which were exported throughout the world. Its manufacturers dispatched huge cargoes of footwear for all climates and terrains to the colonies. Periodically the demands of war also spurred production to new heights and created new markets. This book outlines the evolution of boot and shoemaking in Northamptonshire. It examines the landscapes and buildings created in the service of the industry, highlighting their special qualities and emphasising the importance of conservation and regeneration in preserving the best of the boot and shoe heritage for the future.
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Foreword by Sir Neil Cossons and Councillor Mick Young
Buildings of the boot and shoe industry 23
Conservation management and the future by Ann Bond 53
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19th century 20th century Abington Street Billing Park boot and shoe building type character clickers closing co-operative Collier's Crockett & Jones currier demolished designed Earls Barton English Heritage erected extended facade factones factory floors factory hands factory in Northampton factory was built first-floor workshop Footshape Boot footwear factories front garden workshops glazed Globe Leather Havelock Street historic Kettering Kingsthorpe landscape large workshops late 19th leather merchants leather warehouse Listed building Long Buckby machines Manfield's Mobbs & Lewis Museums and Art Northampton factory Northampton Guildhall Northampton Museums Northamptonshire boot Northamptonshire County Council Northamptonshire manufacturers occupied outworkers Overstone Road photographs premises processes production Raunds rear residential reuse righti riveting Robert Street Rushden sewing shoe buildings shoe factories shoe industry Shoe Machinery shoe manufacture shoemakers single-storey factory specialised St James's Road St Michael's Road storey terraced houses town centre upper floors usually villages Wellingborough Road wholesale manufacturers workers