Welcome!

Welcome to the Alfred Gillett Trust, a Somerset-based charity which preserves and promotes the heritage collections of C & J Clark Ltd., and the family which founded the global shoemaking company nearly 200-years ago.

We preserve over 100,000 historical objects and archives spanning six generations of a family firm, helping to tell the story of the development of Street as a company village with nearly 200 years of shoemaking heritage.

Through the work of the Alfred Gillett Trust, the large and varied collections of objects, books and archives provide a rich source of information and inspiration about the Clark family, C & J Clark Ltd and the local history of Street for members of the public.

We provide a research and enquiry facility for all interested in the history of the family, firm and Street, Somerset, as well as an active events programme of talks and exhibitions.

We also work very closely with the Shoe Museum run by C & J Clark Ltd, which showcases the development of the footwear industry and the history of the company.

4 Comments on “Welcome!

  1. The Street Society would like to thank the staff of the Grange for allowing us to help with refreshments on Sunday 11th September. Many thanks. Hilary Napper secretary. The Street Soceity

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  2. My Grand Father (Alfred Gillett) was born in Quebec. Any Relation? I’m named after my Grandfather but My father changed the family name to Gillette (English spelling) so I’m Alfred Gillette

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