On Tuesday 26th July, eagle-eyed viewers might have seen us on The One Show. Market Place was chosen to host the feature for a short film focussing on the history of the humble trainer and its roots in Bolton.
The show’s guest presenter Emma Dabiri met up with Abi Foster, the great great granddaughter of Joe Foster who set up the world’s first trainer factory. The Foster Family went on to found global brand Reebok. Foster and Sons was also the first work place for master craftsman Norman Walsh, whose company is now the only 100% British trainer company still operating today. Emma also spoke to Jon Crompton the current owner, where she discovered more about Norman Walsh and even got to make her own One Show trainers.
Check out the show here!