Bill Bird Shoes News

12th April 2024
Bill Bird Shoes Open Day Saturday 15th June 2024

SAVE THE DATE!   Bill Bird Shoes is having an open day! Come and join us on Saturday 15th June 2024. The day is open to everyone; from existing clients, industry professionals and anyone with an interest in footwear or traditional craft. The team will be here between 10:00am and 4:00pm to meet, greet and […]

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13th March 2024
26th Independent Shoemakers Conference 2024

The end of February saw the arrival of the annual Independent Shoemakers Conference. This year hosted by Bill Bird Shoes at Kings Court Hotel, Alcester. Founded in 1999 the independent shoemakers conference is a gathering of shoemakers from all over the UK and further afield. It is open to those in the industry, students and […]

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15th December 2023
Our Christmas 2023 Opening Hours

As the festive season draws in rather quickly we thought it would be ideal to advise on our Christmas and New Year Opening Hours.    In a nutshell, we will be closed for Christmas and the New Year from 3pm on Thursday 21st December 2023 and Reopen on Tuesday 2nd Of January 2024. Our Christmas […]

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27th March 2023
Hand Carved Wooden Lasts

Heres a pair of lasts that were created for a recent client. These were carved from local holly wood, air-dried and split from logs that are over 12” in diameter. About Bill Bird Shoes Our team is dedicated to creating custom footwear solutions that address the fitting and walking difficulties experienced by many people. Each […]

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25th March 2023
Ladies’ Oxfords in dark brown suede with light green beading

Introducing our latest addition to the ladies' shoe collection - these stunning dark brown suede 'oxford style' ladies shoes are styled with an intricate light green beading. The oxford style provides a timeless look, while the beautiful green beading adds a touch of glamour to the overall design. As with all of our shoes, these […]

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27th November 2022
New lasts and lovely new leathers

On Friday November 18th the five of us made an important buying and research trip to Northampton. We visited Michael James at Springline Lasts and Rob James, (not related) at Euroleathers to inspect leathers to replenish our stock. We bought some very beautiful blues and tans in particular. It was a great day out and […]

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31st October 2022
Congratulations to George Paish

We would like to offer our congratulations to George Paish who has completed his 10,000 hours of apprenticeship at Bill Bird Shoes Ltd. As of today, October 31st 2022, George has become a shareholder of the company. Over the last five years George has brought a very welcome and hugely valuable contribution to Bill Bird […]

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16th May 2022
Hand-carved Shoe Trees

  We thought our blog readers might be interested to see a pair of hand-carved, Henry Moore-styled shoe trees that have been crafted by Bill Bird at our workshop in Blockley, Gloucestershire. They have been carved out of a single piece of beechwood, hollowed and carnauba-waxed polished. As well as being beautiful in their own […]

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7th March 2022
Would you like to host the 25th independent shoemakers' conference?

We would like to say a big thank you to all of you for attending the 24th Independent Shoemakers' Conference. It was good to see so many familiar faces again, as well as so many new faces given the uncertain times of late. Also having delegates join us from Europe, USA and Australia was a […]

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2nd March 2022
Conference delegates enjoy last demo at Bill Bird Shoes' workshop

Bill Bird Shoes was delighted to welcome delegates at the 24th Independent Shoemakers' Conference to its workshop in the Cotswolds on Sunday, February 28th. Attendees were given a tour of the workshop, then watched Bill carve a last on a bandsaw and sander. This event rounded off the fantastic weekend, which also included a gala […]

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26th February 2022
Sold out shoemakers' conference proves huge success

Here are some photos from the main day of the 24th annual Independent Shoemakers' Conference hosted by Bill Bird Shoes at the Kings Court Hotel in Alcester, Warwickshire. Many thanks to everyone who attended today - it was fantastic to see you all. Watch this space for more highlights from the conference...       […]

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22nd February 2022
Shoemakers' conference run of events is released

We are pleaaed to release the schedule for this weekend's 24th Independent Shoemakers' Conference, which is being held at the Kings Court Hotel in Alcester, near Redditch. Delegates are reminded that there is no dress code for the Gala Dinner on Saturday night (Feb 26th). Also, if you are paying Bill Bird Shoes' workshop a […]

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Where to find us

The Cotswolds:

49 Northwick Business Centre
Moreton in Marsh
GL56 9RF
London (fortnightly) at:

Grey Flannel
7 Chiltern Street
London W1
For all enquiries and appointments

Phone: 01386 700855
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