Back How the boots and shoes are made
This is a picture of some of the workers on a days holiday from the Hinde and Mann boot and shoe factory in Olney. This was considered a real treat by the workers because the bosses from the factory paid for their workers to go and have some fun, as a way of thanking them for all their hard work.
The workers in this picture would have carried out various jobs in the factory.

Between the workers they had various skills that allowed them to make good quality shoes and boots from the original flat pieces of leather that arrived at the factory. Some of it came from the local tannery by horse and cart. Others came from outside tanneries using the railways.

This picture shows the tracks where the carts backed up to the factory to unload the leather. These can still be seen in Midland Road today.

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