Northampton, situated in the heart of England, is a town renowned for its shoe industry - the history of which goes back hundreds of years.
Demand of Northampton shoes became so strong that by the year 1840 there were 1,821 shoe makers in the town.
Walter James Barltrop, son-in-law to Joseph Tricker, made this model boot when he was only seven years old in 1848. While simple in its execution, it pointed the way for the waterproof country shoes and boots that Tricker’s customers prize so highly today. 1840 also saw other innovations, Cunard’s RMS Britannia was the first ship to cross the Atlantic under steam power and Nelson's Column was constructed.