Women, Religious Philanthropy and the Northampton Boot and Shoe Industry

Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsInvited talkResearch


Religious observance offered a broad variety of opportunities for women to participate in philanthropic activity. This talk will consider the links between the non-conformism of Northampton’s religious beliefs and the boot and shoe industry. It will explore the involvement of the wives and daughters of the boot and shoe manufacturers, and will question the motivations behind the many donations to religious organisations within the town that are still visible today.
Period15 Jun 2023
Held atHistorical Association, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionLocal