Straightforward listings of details in alphabetical order. In depth research using census and BMD material as well as Newspapers and trade directories, a compilation of biographical summaries has been composed.

Using information in the best possible light it is not assumed to be in anyway complete. However, it is a great start to someone requiring information on an ancestor, it definitely puts the researcher on the ‘first rung of the ladder.’

If you should spot inaccuracies or want to add information by all means make contact as all feedback, alterations, additions are welcome. The small biographies are smattered with war veterans, managers, assistants and undoubtedly anyone associated with or who worked for this company or in the ‘boot’ trade. Their fascinating lives are brought to the fore in a brief but unique way.

Another interesting part of this work is a considerable compilation of those people represented with photos available, clearly marked. By far the largest section of people with photographs is to be found in the territories of Northern Branches, as we are lucky enough to access the various annual outings from the 1920’s. Undertaken by staff and managers to a seaside resort or a place of historical interest or a beauty spot for a nice picnic. Brow Dickinson the chairman appears on many of the ‘line ups’ and should you find an ancestor amongst those line ups I will do my best to try and get you a better photo if contacted. No charges will be made, happy to help, but would love to discover more about the person you seek, to place on this site.