With the help of a descendant of the family a potted history of the Evesham dynasty of the Wheatleys’ is now in place and charts some one hundred and fifty years of trade in the bootmaking and footwear retailing in the Evesham area.
Just added, a potted history of William Wren & Co Ltd. From humble beginnings in Northampton the company grew steadily to become a well respected household polish brand, becoming part of the Chiswick/Reckitt/Sara Lee empires and ultimately just a brand name in a portfolio.
Just acquired – a rather splendid essay of rather astonishing verbosity relating a visit to the Day and Martin blacking factory in Holborn. Replete with excellent engravings the article gives an insight into the size of the boot blacking business and the industrial effort that went into it.
A new section has been added tracing the passing of brand names from company to company showing the importance and value of a trusted and well known brand is worth a great deal to companies.
A Blanco and Bull website visitor Raymond Dive has just raised some interesting information on an Australian made Blanco product used in WWI, WWII and after – a first hand account of manufacture and using indigenous clays. And so the appeal does out – does anyone else have any more information?