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The Golden Boot - Gabriel's Hill, Maidstone, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner
N 51° 16.380 E 000° 31.439
31U E 327292 N 5683096
Quick Description: The Golden Boot is a family-run footwear shop in Maidstone. It is located on the north east side of Gabriel's Hill and is easily identifiable by the huge, golden boot over the shop's frontage.
Location: South East England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 5/16/2016 1:58:23 AM
Waymark Code: WMR6AA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Tante.Hossi
Views: 1

Long Description:

The Golden Boot, with its distinctive Wellington boot trade sign, has been run by the same family since 1790,and is believed to be the oldest shoe shop in the country.

Wikipedia has an article about the Golden Boot that advises:

The Golden Boot is a family-run shoe shop located in Maidstone, Kent. It was founded in 1790 and was formerly known as Randall's Boot Warehouse.

Established in 1790, the company has been owned by the same family for six generations and today is run by a father and son team, Edward and Lawrence Martin.

The shop has occupied three sites: the original site was at 36 Gabriels Hill. It moved opposite in 1845 and then following a disastrous fire, the shop moved into newly built premises that it continues to run today.

It opened workshops in 1845 in Palace Yard where 20 men were employed who made half the stock for the shop. A large Golden Wellington measuring over 6 ft was put up outside the shop in the late 19th century and remains there to this day. Now the Golden Boot has three departments selling ladies, men's and children's shoes and leather goods.

The Golden Boot shoe shop is the winner of awards from Drapers Footwear for 2006 and 2010 and Family Footwear Retailer of the Year 2008.

Shop Name: The Golden Boot

Kind of Shop: Footwear

25-31 Gabriel's Hill
Maidstone, Kent United Kingdom
ME15 6HX

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