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Title: WW1 Reproduction Boots
Post by: GRANVILLE on October 20, 2007, 10:24:12 AM
As a brand new member, I ought firstly to say 'hello' to everyone.
I do however come with some interesting news to any WW1 re-enactors.
For some 30 yrs the firm of William Lennon & Co have supplied me with work boots, so I am well aware of the quality of their work. several years ago I discovered that the company; founded in 1899, made boots for the army during WW1.
Over the past few months the company has considered the possibility of remaking these boots once again, using the original patterns etc. Considerable research has been done to make sure the finished product will be right first time.
I have seen a sample of what I understand was designated the B5, in reversed tanned leather, and it looks very good to me. The earlier pattern galosh (B2 I believe), is also to be produced.
One reason why authentic boots of this type are not widely available, is because hardy anyone has the skill or machinery to enable production. Still operating from the same workshops they occupied in 1914, Lennons do.
Anyone interested is advised to drop them an email via their site, so that they can provide further information, pictures and prices in due course.
All the best,

David Uptonit might not be expected that I join the ranks with much to say other than 'hello'.
Over the past few months however, I have been fortunate to be able to encourage a long established boot & shoe maifacturer to once again start production of WW1 army boots. involved in
Title: Re: WW1 Reproduction Boots
Post by: Oskar_2ndChev on October 23, 2007, 04:02:48 PM
I take it we're talking about British Army issue? Just curious.  :)
Title: Re: WW1 Reproduction Boots
Post by: Bonnie aka blnzrfn on October 26, 2007, 10:57:09 AM
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