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Richard James Howes

Richard James Howes

Male 1902 - 1991  (89 years)

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  • Name Richard James Howes  [1, 2
    Birth Abt 1902  Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Born 27 Oct 1902  7 Ebenezer Terrace, St Augustine's, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Richard James Howes jr BC
    Richard James Howes jr BC
    Gender Male 
    Birth 27 Oct 1902 
    Residence 2 Apr 1911  25 Shipstone Road, Magdalen Road, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Education 1913  City of Norwich School, Eaton Road, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 17 Oct 1925  [2
    Shoe Operator 
    Residence 17 Oct 1925  164 Aylsham Road, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Occupation 16 Mar 1926  [5
    Shoe Operator 
    Residence 16 Mar 1926  59 Denmark Road, New Catton, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence 1927  59 Denmark Road, New Catton, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence 1929  59 Denmark Road, New Catton, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence 1931  22 Hansard Road, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence 1935  22 Hansard Road, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence Between 1935 and 1945  8 Valance Avenue, Chingford, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 29 Sep 1939  [7
    Manager of shoe factory 
    Residence 29 Sep 1939  8 Valance Avenue, Chingford, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Residence 1943  8 Valance Avenue, Chingford, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • E4; Tel: SILverthorn 2094
    Residence 1944  8 Valance Avenue, Chingford, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • London E4 - Tel: SILverthorn 2094
    Residence 1946  164 Aylsham Road, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1950  20 Pinewood Close, Hellesdon, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 27 Jan 1951  [9
    Shoe manufacturer 
    Residence 1956  80 Eaton Road, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Witness at Marriage 2 Jan 1960  Christ Church, Eaton, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • daughter's wedding
    Residence 1962  69 Colman Road, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence 25 Mar 1963  69 Colman Road, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Occupation Abt 1970 
    Chairman, Norwich Branch, British Boot & Shoe Industry 
    Residence 1985  Hunter's Moon, Thieves' Lane, Salhouse, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Death Abt Nov 1991  Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Name Richard J Howes  [7, 12, 13
    Occupation Shoe manufacturer 
    Buried Dec 1991  All Saints, Salhouse, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Richard James Howes HS
    Richard James Howes HS
    Occupation 21 Dec 1991 
    Manager (Shoe Manufacturer's) Retired 
    Died 21 Dec 1991  Hunter's Moon, Thieves' Lane, Salhouse, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Cause: Myocardial fibrosis,Coronary Artery Atherosclerosis,Left ventricular hypertrophy 
    • Informant: Peter Simcoe, Son in Law
    Richard James Howes jr DC
    Richard James Howes jr DC
    Notes 
    • Possibly used to live at 22 Hansard Road, Norwich - see Kelly's directories for 1930s/40s

      Was brought up by his grandmother, Elizabeth, because of his mother's death. Keen on fishing and cycling. Good swimmer

      Originally apprenticed at Laurence, Scott & Electromotors and worked on their engine test bed. Had an accident and crushed his finger.

      Richard moved to Chingford because his father closed down Howes Brothers Shoes in Norwich. At that time, none of the other shoe manufacturers in the city would hire him for fear that they would lose proprietary knowledge. So he had to move away. Worked for a shoe factory in Hackney. He came back when his father bought Ward Shoe Company

      Was a pattern cutter and designer of shoes - then take to stores and sell the deisgns - could go into any department and tell them what to do. Bought half of the yard from Huntons. Exported to HK, Singapore, Macy's in NY - slippers to Sammy Davis jr. Slippers with foxheads (sold to Bowhill & Elliott). Colin Chapman of Lotus Cars asked for light shoe for racing car drivers. When on a cruise, met Peter Eggleton (ballroom dancer) who also wanted lightweight shoes.

      Very keen on international expansion. Ran out of capital with exchange controls. Unable to get paid for exports. Start-Rite bought Ward Shoe Co for its export markets.

      Some of Ward Shoe Company archives on loan to Bridewell Museum in Norwich. Can be seen by calling Mr Renton on +44-1603-629127 / 615975

      From Eastern Daily Press death announcements on Tuesday, December 24, 1991:
      HOWES - RICHARD JAMES (Dick) suddenly on December 21st, 1991, aged 89 years, dearly loved husband of Maisie (deceased), beloved father of Jill and Jacqui, father-in-law of Peter and brother-in-law of Doris. Funeral service and interment to take place at All Saints Church, Salhouse on Saturday December 28th, 1991 at 11am.

      From Eastern Daily Press of Thursday, December 26, 1991
      Death of man who heeled the stars
      Richard Howes, acclaimed craftsman and personality in the Norwich shoe trade for more than 50 years, has died aged 89.
      Mr Howes, of Thieves Lane, Salhouse, designed shoes for stars including Sammy Davis Jr, and Colin Chapman's Lotus racing team.
      He entered the shoe industry with his family frim, Howes Brothers, and after a spell in London he took charge of the Ward Shoe Company in Magdalen Street, Norwich.
      In 1957, the company became part of the Start-Rite group and Mr Howes continued as managing director until retiring in 1973.
      Mr Howes served as chairman of the Norwich branch of the British Boot and Shoe Institute.
      His hobbies were gardening and cycling, and he was a founder member of the Norwich Cycling Club.
      He leaves three children - Gill, Jacqueline and Derek (sic). Wife Maisie died in 1979.
    Person ID I6052  ONS
    Last Modified 9 Apr 2019 

    Father Richard James Howes,   b. 31 Jan 1882, 8 Little Cherry Tree Yard, St. Georges Street, St. Augustines, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1963, West Norwich Hospital, Bowthorpe Road, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Ellen Amelia Ramsbottom Clarke,   b. 10 Feb 1881, Crocodile Yard, Heigham Street, St Benedict's, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1906, 7 Ebenezer Terrace, St Augustine's, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years) 
    Married 25 Dec 1901  St Augustine, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Richard James Howes / Ellen Amelia Ramsbottom Clarke MC
    Richard James Howes / Ellen Amelia Ramsbottom Clarke MC
    Witness 25 Dec 1901 
    • Attribute Value: Louisa Mitchell
    Witness 25 Dec 1901 
    • Attribute Value: Thomas William Howes - brother
    Family ID F4204  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Annie May Batch,   b. 5 Jun 1904, 103 Waddington Street, Heigham, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1979, Hunter's Moon, Thieves' Lane, Salhouse, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 17 Oct 1925  St Luke, New Catton, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Richard James Howes / Annie May Batch MC
    Richard James Howes / Annie May Batch MC
    Witness 17 Oct 1925  [2
    • Attribute Value: Stanley William Wortley
    Witness 17 Oct 1925  [2
    • Attribute Value: Hannah Maud Howes - sister
    Married Abt Nov 1925  Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Children 
    +1. Derrick Richard Howes,   b. 16 Mar 1926, Maternity Home, 3 Aspland Road, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1993, Norfolk & Norwich Hospital, St Stephen's Road, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    +2. Living
     3. Jacqueline Eleanor Howes,   b. Abt Aug 1939, Salvation Army Hospital, Hackney, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jul 2009, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years)
    Last Modified 23 Oct 2014 
    Family ID F5812  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth - Abt 1902 - Norwich, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Oct 1902 - 7 Ebenezer Terrace, St Augustine's, Norwich, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 2 Apr 1911 - 25 Shipstone Road, Magdalen Road, Norwich, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - 1913 - City of Norwich School, Eaton Road, Norwich, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 17 Oct 1925 - 164 Aylsham Road, Norwich, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 17 Oct 1925 - St Luke, New Catton, Norwich, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt Nov 1925 - Norwich, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 16 Mar 1926 - 59 Denmark Road, New Catton, Norwich, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1927 - 59 Denmark Road, New Catton, Norwich, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1929 - 59 Denmark Road, New Catton, Norwich, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Between 1935 and 1945 - 8 Valance Avenue, Chingford, Essex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 29 Sep 1939 - 8 Valance Avenue, Chingford, Essex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1943 - 8 Valance Avenue, Chingford, Essex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1944 - 8 Valance Avenue, Chingford, Essex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1946 - 164 Aylsham Road, Norwich, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWitness at Marriage - 2 Jan 1960 - Christ Church, Eaton, Norwich, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1985 - Hunter's Moon, Thieves' Lane, Salhouse, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - Abt Nov 1991 - Norwich, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Dec 1991 - All Saints, Salhouse, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Myocardial fibrosis,Coronary Artery Atherosclerosis,Left ventricular hypertrophy - 21 Dec 1991 - Hunter's Moon, Thieves' Lane, Salhouse, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S480] BMD register (England & Wales) - deaths - multiple sources.
      available online from various sources

    2. [S50] Marriage cert.

    3. [S156] 1911 census - UK.

    4. [S11] Birth cert.

    5. [S13] Birth cert - Son.

    6. [S46] Kelly's Directory, 1904.

    7. [S1956] 1939 Register, findmypast.com, ancestry.com.

    8. [S72] Telephone book.

    9. [S218] Marriage record - son.

    10. [S64] Parish Register - marriages.

    11. [S22] Death cert - Father.

    12. [S480] BMD register (England & Wales) - deaths - multiple sources.

    13. [S475] BMD register (England & Wales) - marriages - multiple sources.

    14. [S20] Death cert.