Grace's Guide

British Industrial History

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 148,478 pages of information and 233,901 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Church and Co

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December 1954.
October 1963.
May 1976.

of Northampton

1873 Company started in Northampton.

2004 5,000 pairs of Goodyear mens shoes made every week at their factory in St. James. Italian goods manufacturer Prada took over the company.

See Also


Sources of Information

  • Trademarked. A History of Well-Known Brands - from Aertex to Wright's Coal Tar by David Newton. Pub: Sutton Publishing 2008 ISBN 978-0-7509-4590-5