George Ward Holdings
1894 George Ward first set up his boot and shoe factory, which would become very successful over time.
By 1896 there were 11 boot and shoe factories in Barwell
1918 Ward was manufacturing 20,000 pairs of shoes
1938 The number of boots and shoes made by Wards had increased to 80,000 a year.
1989 The Ward White factory in Barwell was closed.
Sources of Information
- The Times Nov. 6, 1972
-  Barwell History