Boot making

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  • BBC highlights Stoney Middleton

    Lennon's boot factory

    BBC’s Escape to the Country features William Lennon’s boot factory in Stoney Middleton. A recent episode of Escape to the Country featured a couple wishing to move to Derbyshire. The program chose to include aspects of the Peak District and to our pride chose Stoney Middleton. They visited the amazing boot factory in the village which still makes safety boots as they have for generations.… Learn more

  • Boot Making

    Boot making at William Lennons

    Boot making in Stoney Middleton was first recorded in 1797 at Pine View, a small cottage off High Street. By the turn of the last century (1900) the tradition of boot making had expanded into family concerns, and became a major industry for the village. The Stoney Middleton factories only produced mens heavy duty working boots including boots for… Learn more

  • Mycock & Wilson letter

    This letter has been donated to the group. It is a hand written letter from 1939 written to Messrs Barker and sons.  William Barker & Sons Ltd were Tanners and Curriers, one of the oldest industries in Otley. They were founded about 1845. Mycock letter The letter states Dear Sirs ,We should be pleased to have a quotation… Learn more

  • New picture of the Stoney Middleton Royal Defence Corps from WWI

    Kindly provided by Ian Cox this is the first picture we have seen of the Stoney Middleton Royal Defence Corps (RDC), forerunner to the Home Guard as they were renamed during WWII. The role of the corps was to provide troops for security and guard duties inside the United Kingdom. Can you name anyone? The… Learn more

  • Village Book 2015 – third release

    For the story of  this fascinating period in village history we have been reliant on one source-Doris Coates charming book “Tunes on a Penny Whistle.”If anyone can supply other info on the strike-if not from personal experience then from accounts passed down from parents etc-then we would be delighted to hear from you. Strike Another significant… Learn more

  • William Anthony Lennon – Founder of Wm. Lennon & Co Ltd

    William Anthony Lennon

    The only remaining heavy duty safety footwear manufacturer in the UK is Wm Lennon & Co Ltd based in Stoney Middleton. The company was founded in  1899 by William Anthony Lennon (1873-1940). William was born in 1873 at 53, Caton Street, Hulme, Chorlton, Manchester, the second of four children born to William Nelson and Hannah Gibson Lennon. When William was 11… Learn more