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.
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