R. Roberts (Norwich) Limited; 1926-1981; boot and shoe manufacturer; Norwich, Norfolk

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R. Roberts (Norwich) Limited; 1926-1981; boot and shoe manufacturer; Norwich, Norfolk

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Dates of existence

1926-1981

History

The firm was established by Robert Roberts in 1926 in a factory on Fisher's Lane, off Pottergate, Norwich. Robert was later joined by his sons Cecil and Leslie.
In 1974 Start-rite bought out all of the firm's issued share capital, although Robert Roberts continued to manage the factory for a while The factory closed in 1981 and the 100 workers were transferred to Start-rite's Cromer Road factory.
The former Roberts' factory still stands and has been converted into dwellings.

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Norwich, Norfolk

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Boot and Shoe Manufacturer

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GB/153/NM/10680

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Catalogued

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Partial

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Created on: 02/01/2019 by Catherine.Collins

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Sources

See Frances and Michael Holmes, The Story of the Norwich Boot and Shoe Trade (Norwich, 2013) pp.188-189.

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