Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

George Ward Holdings

From Graces Guide

of Barwell

1894 George Ward first set up his boot and shoe factory, which would become very successful over time.

By 1896 there were 11 boot and shoe factories in Barwell

1918 Ward was manufacturing 20,000 pairs of shoes

1938 The number of boots and shoes made by Wards had increased to 80,000 a year.

1972 John White Footwear acquired George Ward Holdings, forming Ward White, one of the largest footwear manufacturers in Western Europe[1]

1989 The Ward White factory in Barwell was closed.


See Also

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times Nov. 6, 1972
  • [1] Barwell History