Lambert Howarth Burnley

'Slipper' for Export.

This film was made in the 1950's. Not sure why they call it slippers for export as the film shows the production of children's T bar sandal. I am sure the operatives were demonstrating their jobs as from what I remember the girls were much faster than that. Interesting to see the machinery and the 'tacks' - no tacks these days! This must be one of the earliest films. Running time 8:33. Click on the triangle on the bottom bar to play. Sadly like most shoe factories the Healey Royd and Finsley Gate sites closed in 2007 with a loss of 150 jobs. Both mills are now demolished.