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21 Aug

Celebrating 110 years in business

Posted On: 21/08/2012 04:02:00


W Slack and Sons Ltd., Rosemary Street, was established in August 1902 by William Slack, grandfather of the current owner John. Originally the business started making surgical shoes and made to measure footwear. Two of William’s sons Kenneth and Colin carried on the business for many years. Kenneth retired in the 1970’s and Colin continued to run the business until ill health forced him to finish work and the business was taken over by John who had only just turned eighteen. John further developed the outdoor equipment retail side of the business.

In 2002 the business celebrated their centenary and they were very proud to receive a letter from the Queen to acknowledge their achievement. Now ten years later they celebrate their 110th anniversary.

The business keeps growing and evolving into new markets which John Slack says “is one of our secrets of success.”

Their website is and you can find them on Facebook.      


Congratulations W Slack and Sons you’ve made Mansfield very proud.