CWS Boot and Shoe Factory, Derby

Scope and Content

This file consists of thirteen photographs of workers at the Co-operative Wholesale Society Boot and Shoe Factory, Derby. There is also a list of the photographs. Photograph 1 shows 4 women putting socks into babies shoes. Photograph 2 shows foreman, clicker and pattern cutter H S Hinchliffe measuring bespoke lasts. Photograph 3 shows Tommy Marson cutting uppers for fitting shoes.Photograph 4 shows six year old Irene Aldred being fitted for a pair of shoes.Photograph 5 shows Iris Sowter working at a sewing machine.Photograph 6 shows George Harris working at a machine that puts heels onto the shoes. Photographs 7-9 show Irene Oldred posing for the camera with her new shoes on. Photograph 10 shows 6 women carrying boxes of Wheatsheaf shoes. Photographs 11-12 shows Joan Davies, Rosemary Smedley, Helen ALdred and Irene Aldred testing Wheatsheaf shoes. Photograph 13 shows Iris Sowter sat on a fence. Black and white.