For many years Mansfield Shoe Company was a well established industry in the centre of Mansfield, providing jobs for people in the locality and shoes for the wider population. All that has now gone, the firm closed in ? (can anyone supply the date?), and the building has been demolished. Today  all that remains are memories and photographs such as the ones below taken by a Chad photographer of the signing of a contract in October 1981. It was obviously an important occasion judged by the dignitaries and people present – does anyone recall it?