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George Green and Sons

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of Leicester and Northampton. Telephone: Leicester 22273; Northampton 635. Cables: "Greenshoe, Leicester"; "Greenshoe, Northampton"

1816 George Green (1816-1911) was born in Market Harborough.

He and was first apprenticed as a printer.

He then left that trade and started a corn business.

1859 He went to Leicester and founded the company that was to become George Green and Sons Ltd.

1911 George Green died and was buried at Welford Road Cemetery, Leicester.

1929 Listed Exhibitor. Manufacturers of Men's - High-grade Welted, Women's - Welted, Turnstyle, Machine Sewn and Perflex (Patent Process), Boys, Girls and Children. Brands: "Argosy" for Men, "Jamboree" for Boys, "Babette" for Girls and Children. (Stand No. R.78a) [1]


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  • [1] Welford Road Cemetery