Henry Marriott – Northampton Boot, Shoe and Fancy Leather Goods Manufacturer
Henry Marriott standing outside his father’s (John Marriott) shop on the Marehold Northampton. Henry Marriott himself went on to be a Boot, Shoe and Fancy Leather goods manufacturer of note employing many Northamptonians in his business.
Henry’s wife, Eva Dora, was a petite woman of a thoughtful, quiet and caring nature. I recall sitting and listening to her intently when I was a child as she spoke softly from her heart.
Her words of wisdom all those years ago, after her meeting with the first West Indians of African decent arriving in Northampton, were of a simple nature. “This is all going to end in tragedy” she said.