Northampton: Articles: Crockett & Jones to feature on Michael Portillo’s Great British Railway Journey
Crockett & Jones, based in Northampton, hosted a visit by former Cabinet Minister Michael Portillo in April last year as part of an episode titled ‘Northampton to Nuneaton’for BBC2’s Great British Railway Journey.
Mr Portillo chose to visit the shoe factory as he wanted to find out more about a reference to ‘The Cobbler’s Lapstone’ in Bradshaw’s Railway Guide, the literature on which Great British Railway Journey is based.
James Fox, digital manager of Crockett & Jones, said: “The Cobbler’s Lapstone” is the sound of hammering leather soles. In the Victorian era, when the Bradshaw Railway guide was published, shoe factories in the town were enjoying dramatic growth.”
Crockett & Jones will feature in episode 8 of Great British Railway Journey which will air on BBC2 this Wednesday, January 15 at 6.30pm.
Article originally featured in the Northampton Chronicle & Echo.