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The Heart of Tricker's
Highly skilled local craftspeople
Over the decades so many people have contributed to the success of Tricker's globally. Here we celebrate those people who bring their skill passion and enthusiasm everyday.
Tricker's was founded by Joseph Tricker, who aged nineteen was already a master shoemaker and set up the business we all know and love today.
After making shoes for fifty years, Joseph died aged sixty-nine and the business was handed to his son-in-law Walter James Barltrop.
Born in 1840, Walter was very much ahead of his time and age. At just seven years old, he created a modern boot.
In 1862, Walter married Joseph Tricker’s daughter Clara Louise and subsequently became the head of R. E. Tricker & Co.
The son of Walter Barltrop, born in 1869, Ernest was incredibly involved in the evolving design of our footwear.
In 1904, our newest Northampton shoe factory was opened. This is where we still make all our footwear.
Shoe Room Supervisor
Ground Floor Craftsmen
Head of Repairs
Finishing Room Supervisor