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… 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

  • History Comes Alive In Derbyshire Villages

    Parade April 2018

    Eyam and Stoney Middleton were alive with the sounds of a silver band, singing, and dramatic voices as local people commemorated the 100th anniversary of the boot and shoemakers strike of 1918. Parade April 2018 A lively ‘re-enactment’ captured the passion of the bitter dispute, which lasted for over 2 years. Children from Eyam School… 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


    Stoney Middleton was the scene of a moving and unusual event on 24th July. A plaque was unveiled in tribute to boot and shoemakers of the village and neighbouring Eyam who took part in a historic strike over one hundred years ago. People gathered in the Grove Garden to hear speeches, and music from the… 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