Fine leather has been tanned in the French town of Annonay since the 12th century.  The know how has been passed down through the generations of residents and to this day Tannery D’Annonay produces the finest shoe leather in the whole of Europe.  Here calf skins from the finest origins throughout France are tanned and finished.  We have selected Tannery D’Annonay to supply the very finest full grain calf leathers for our Bradshaw and Lloyd Alnwick and Bamburgh boots.Bradshaw & Lloyd Alnwick-1536TD SandS above Bradshaw & Lloyd Alnwick-1536TD SandS diff angle Bradshaw & Lloyd Alnwick-1536TD SandS side Bradshaw & Lloyd Alnwick-1536TD SandS sole Bradshaw & Lloyd Alnwick-1536TD SandS

The hides are shipped to the Sanders factory in Rushden in Northamptonshire where the finest craftsmen use these hides along with the best calf leather linings, leather insoles, welts and heels and the traditional goodyear welted method of construction to make our boots on our Hurst last.  If you haven’t yet tried a pair of Bradshaw and Lloyd boots made with Annonay calf then you must.  They are a joy to wear, look divine and are built to last.  You can obtain them at or from the Hurstpierpoint high street store outside Brighton on the Sussex south coast.