The British Bata Shoe Company owned the Blackburn and Derbyshire Cotton Mill in Adlington, Lancashire. This mill was kept fully occupied producing materials for linings and for outer parts of sports and casual shoes in different cloths. The scope of weaving was broadened extensively by the installation of modern automatic weaving looms and automatic winding frames. In addition to making footwear fabrics the mill also produced fabrics for furnishings, car linings and mattresses.
Alice Myers retires in 1962.
Marlene Rawlinson receives a wedding gift from Mr Novotny.
Thomas Bata Jnr visits in 1950.
Staff from Adlington at East Tilbury with Mr Novotny.
Long Service recipients visit East Tilbury.