‘Northampton’ Category

  1. Factory Tour at Grenson

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    August 28, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    Once again I’m forwarding the reader to Spitalfieldslife, whose Gentle Author visited Grenson’s in 2011. While the accompanying text does …
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  2. A Brief History of British Shoe Making

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    July 15, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    First published by John Lobb (Paris) in four parts, with consulting from Rebecca Shawcross from the Northampton Shoe Museum. Northamptonshire …
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  3. At the Sanders Factory

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    July 9, 2013 by Ville Raivio


  4. Anatomy and Review of Crockett&Jones Shoes

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    June 30, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    England is home to many shoemakers in general and the shire of Northampton to several factories in particular. Crockett&Jones, founded …
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  5. Factory Tour at Crockett&Jones

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    June 7, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    The C&J factory has joined Youtube, but haughtily denied embedding. Videos available through the link. http://www.youtube.com/user/CrockettandJones1/videos  


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