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Thread: R S Lawrance Boot & shoe Desborough

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    June 2014

    Default R S Lawrance Boot & shoe Desborough

    wasnt sure if to post this or not as its a bit of a derp tbh, but dont think its been done since 14 & got a few reasonable pics.

    Ok what do we know about this place... absolutely nothing!
    I cant find much about this at all. Prev threads suggest a lot more history about owners etc but Im not convinced they are correct as the owner they mentioned had a factory on a different street.

    Northants was & still is to a certain extent the shoe capital of the Uk, with dozens of manufactures in close proximity. Desborough (a very small town) itself had 7 different manufacturers in its heyday.
    All but one have now gone from here.

    The Explore
    In keeping with my usual theme i had just an hour to sneak a visit here. I had been checking it out for a while as its only a few miles from me so had a plan of attach ready, access waser a bit trickier than I had anticipated.

    As mentioned inside its a big empty victorian mess really but I managed to find a few minute details worth showing.

    IMG_0702 by BikingGlynn, on Flickr

    IMG_0728 by BikingGlynn, on Flickr

    Loved the old lift control with room names on!

    IMG_0705 by BikingGlynn, on Flickr

    IMG_0693 by BikingGlynn, on Flickr

    IMG_0685 by BikingGlynn, on Flickr

    IMG_0694 by BikingGlynn, on Flickr

    IMG_0698 by BikingGlynn, on Flickr

    IMG_0711 by BikingGlynn, on Flickr

    IMG_0706 by BikingGlynn, on Flickr

    IMG_0718 by BikingGlynn, on Flickr

    The only evidence I found of former use.

    IMG_0722 by BikingGlynn, on Flickr

    These blue steels were supplied by the company I manage by the looks of it!

    IMG_0713 by BikingGlynn, on Flickr

    IMG_0731 by BikingGlynn, on Flickr

    IMG_0717 by BikingGlynn, on Flickr

    IMG_0732 by BikingGlynn, on Flickr

    IMG_0724 by BikingGlynn, on Flickr

    IMG_0721 by BikingGlynn, on Flickr

    IMG_0733 by BikingGlynn, on Flickr
    What the hell am I doing, I mean really at my age!

  2. Thanks given by: etc100, Hugh Jorgan, HughieD, Ipcre55, KPUrban_, krela, Mearing, mookster, psykie, smiler
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    January 2013
    People's Republic of South Yorkshire.

  5. Thanks given by: BikinGlynn

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