Bata shop and office block Liberec - Reichenberg CSR 1936
Postcard in German only (this being the Sudetenland) sent on 6 September 1936 to Leatherhead UK by possibly a business rep travelling in the Erzgebirge area. The shop was subsequently rebranded as a JAS store post- 1949 and still stands today.
The town that Bata built: a modernist marvel on the marshes of Essex
In the 1930s, the Czech shoe giant built a model town for its workers, who shopped in the company supermarket, stocked up at the company farm, and kept their company gardens tidy – or else. Has its spirit survived?
Zlín (Czech pronunciation: [zliːn]; German: Zlin) is a city in the Zlín Region, southeastern Moravia, Czech Republic, on the Dřevnice River. The development of the modern city is closely connected to the Bata Shoes company and its social scheme, developed after the First World War.
Bata Heritage Centre – The life and times of the British Bata Shoe Co Ltd
Bata Shoe Store Ilford Essex reopened November 1955 by MD John Tusa, being the largest in the South of England, photo courtesy Tusa Family Archive