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David Xavier Award winner Chris Thorne from Bill Bird Shoes and runner up Adele Williamson.

Budding Bill Bird shoemaker wins accolade

We are so proud to announce that Chris Thorne of Bill Bird Shoes in Gloucestershire scooped the David Xavier Award at the 20th Independent Shoemakers Conference in Eastbourne recently – with his first ever pair of shoes. The annual award, in memory of Midlands’ shoemaker and dear friend David Xavier, challenged budding shoemakers to make […]

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Bill Bird Shoes bespoke orthopaedic shoemakers appears in The Bulletin, the official magazine of the British Polio Fellowship

More national recognition for Bill Bird Shoes

Gloucestershire-based Bill Bird Shoes recently appeared in The Bulletin, a national magazine published by the British Polio Fellowship. Following its publication, we were really pleased to receive an email from one of its readers praising the work our skilled, bespoke shoemakers carry out. I read the article on the Cordwainer in the New Year edition […]

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The Bill Bird Shoes team and Cherie outside the workshop in the Cotswolds

“An extra ordinary pair of bespoke boots made by Bill Bird…”

The team at Bill Bird Shoes in Gloucestershire is always pleased to hear from happy clients so imagine our delight when we received this email and photos… “An extra ordinary pair of bespoke boots made by Bill Bird, Russell, Emily, Becks and Chris…magical experience….magical boots…from an eternally grateful pair of feet and their owner. Cherie”

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Mrs H M Bailey and her horse Badger, receiving their engraved silver salver and rosette from judge Steve Arnold and Vicki Gumbley from Bill Bird Shoes.

Bill Bird Shoes presents ‘best shod horse’ trophy

Midlands-based Bill Bird Shoes may be better known for creating bespoke shoes for people with walking and fitting difficulties but we like our equestrian friends to be well shod too! This is why we sponsored the Ally Sadler Trophy for Best Shod Horse at Saturday’s Moreton Show, one of the biggest one-day agricultural shows in […]

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Moreton Show horse shoemaking winner Sam Wilkes - his prize was sponsored by Bill Bird Shoes bespoke shoemakers in the Midlands

Celebrating shoemakers of the equestrian variety!

Blockley-based Bill Bird Shoes is delighted to have once again sponsored the horseshoe making competition at Saturday’s hugely popular Moreton Show. The Farrier Competition saw scores of hopefuls battle it out for the top spots and we are pleased to announce that Sam West won best 1st and 2nd year shoemaker, with Sam Wilkes taking […]

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