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

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.

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.

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

    Liked by 1 person

  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