Lambert Howarth's Story

The Shoe Story

This video opens with the rhyme about Trickett's slipper's. It continues with an introduction into the birth of the footwear industry from the felt industry and the two pioneers J W Rothwell and S McLerie. Mr James Howarth (who kindly provided access to some of these videos) talks about his great grand parents Lambert and Betsy who married in 1870, ran their drapery business from Rossendale House in Waterfoot and took over Rothwells business in 1886 and then Trickett's in 1970. Running time - 6:15mins