Wednesday, August 05, 2020

Liberty Shoes of Leicester

This advertisement comes from a 1945 issue of Punch.

The Liberty Shoe factory, designed by H.H. Thompson and built in 1918-19, stood on Eastern Boulevard. It was Listed in 1993 but fell into a state of disrepair and was demolished ten years later. 

Inevitably - this is Leicester - a block of student flats went up in its place.

The factory was topped by its own Statue of Liberty, which is still to be found nearby.

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