G. H. Ansley Perth Shoe Company Obituary

G. H. Ansley Perth Shoe Company Obituary




Perth Remembered

The Factory began its life as a shoe manufacturing plant, thereby continuing a long tradition of shoemaking excellence in the town of Perth. Constructed for the Brown Shoe Company (Canada) it was considered the most modern facility of it’s kind when it opened it’s doors in November 1960.

For over forty years the Factory provided employment to hundreds of local people who produced countless numbers of shoes (most notably well known Buster Brown children’s shoes) which were sold at home and abroad.



1918- Perth Remembered

During this time the Brown Shoe Company developed strong ties to the community through its commitment to corporate and social responsibility. So it was with great sadness that The Factory closed its doors in 2003 and while efforts were made to revive shoe manufacturing at this location, it was not to be. The Factory


1960- In the Perth plant, 19,200 shoes were in process each day of the week. In the U.S. at the time there were fifty planes, including tanneries and other factories manufacturing the various component parts. Perth Remembered


A Timeline of Brown Shoes Click here..


Perth Remembered


Clipped from

  1. The Ottawa Citizen,
  2. 13 Jul 1935, Sat,
  3. Page 2


From the Buchanan Scrapbook–

The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
12 Jul 1955, Tue  •  Page 11

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