Wellingborough: Photos: Former Watts & Co Leather Company

Former Watts & Co Leather Company
Former Watts & Co Leather Company

In York Road, a 3 storey factory constructed in 1893 for Watts & Co, leather curriers and dressers,

A currier is a specialist in the leather processing industry.  After the tanning process, the currier applies techniques of dressing, finishing and colouring to the tanned hide to make it strong, flexible and waterproof.  The leather is stretched and burnished to produce a uniform thickness and suppleness, and dyeing and other chemical finishes give the leather its desired colour.

After currying, the leather is then ready to pass to the fashioning trades such as saddlery, bridlery, shoemaking and glovemaking.

But the real question is… who painted the giant foot mural?  Answers on an email please 🙂

This page was added on 17/07/2013.

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