Have a look through our retro gallery and see if you can spot any familiar faces hard at work.
Have a look through our retro gallery and see if you can spot any familiar faces hard at work.

20 wonderful pictures showing the staff of Mansfield's Shoe Co in the 80s

Mansfield Shoe Company – or ‘Shoe Co’ – was a popular employer in the town until it closed in 2004, and we are heading back to the eighties with this gallery.

Friday, 14th January 2022, 4:36 pm

The firm was formed in 1900 and its imposing Dallas Street factory – where boots and women’s shoes were made – was a landmark building which stood proudly on the gateway into the town centre for many decades.

The footwear industry slowed in the area and in July 2004 came the sad news that Shoe Co would close.

A Chad photographer visited Shoe Co in 1983 and captured what it was like to work there, and images of some of the many staff at work that day.

Have a look through and see who you can spot.

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