Ah...makes perfect sense now. I had no idea. I'm embarrassed to admit that when I read your handle a couple of years back at sufu, I had to google "Brummie" . Upon learning that a Brummie is from Birmingham, I then proceeded to spend lose several hours of my night watching countless youtube videos about the different accents in the UK from Cockney to Brummie to Geordie to Scouse. It was all pretty fascinating stuff. In any event, thanks for sharing your encyclopedic knowledge of British shoe & boot makers. I find it very interesting.