This boot is one of the millions produced in the Stead and Simpson’s factory on New Street during WW2. Made especially for officers in the British Army, Navy and Air Force, the boots were designed to be practical, comfortable and, importantly for those serving at high altitudes, warm. Many local people have worked in this factory when it was Stead and Simpson and then White and Co. Its dinner bell could be heard across the town centre and heralded a stream of workers off for lunch. The building was burned down and cleared for the Tesco store in the late 1990s.
Don’t forget to bring your finds to the museum today so that Ellie, Finds Liaison Officer for Northamptonshire, can examine them – she’ll be here from 10.30am to 2.30pm #archaeology The Portable Antiquities Scheme Whilst you’re here why not see something new and discover the very talented exhibits created by #Daventry The WI (National Federation of Women’s Institutes) #InternationalMuseumDay #IMD2018
Ellie Cox, Northamptonshire’s Finds Liaison Officer, will be here at the museum tomorrow from 10.30am to 2.30pm examining your finds! The Portable Antiquities Scheme #archaeology
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