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Born on July 20th 1931 in Daubhill - Bolton, Norman Walsh was the youngest of a family of three brothers and step brother. Leaving school in 1945 at the then custom age of 14, Norman followed his cobbler father Williams' footsteps into the footwear industry, starting an apprenticeship at Bolton-based J.W. Foster & Sons.
His progress was early recognised and so outstanding that, in 1948, he was selected to make the 'Fosters De Luxe', the track spikes used by the Great British Summer Olympic teams and many other athletes competing at the games. His name and work became greatly recognised by many professional athletes around the world and was highly sought after.