Joseph Tricker founded R.E. Tricker & Co in 1829.

The founder was Joseph Tricker, who aged nineteen was already a master shoemaker and set up his handmade shoe company.

To set the scene from a historical perspective, that same year saw Robert Peel establish London’s first uniformed police force, whilst in America, Abraham Lincoln gave his first political speech. Louis Braille invented his system of finger-reading for the blind and Queen Victoria’s ascent to the throne was still eight years away.

Tricker saw the birth of a modern world, a time for great enlightenment, learning and social reforms. This was the world in which the first retail orders for Tricker’s shoes were secured.

After making shoes for fifty years, Joseph died aged sixty-nine and the business was handed to his son-in-law Walter James Barltrop.

Five generations later, Joseph’s family continue to apply the same traditional skills and crafts in the making of world-renowned Tricker’s shoes.

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