“When i first started making shoes in 1969 there were over 400 factories throughout the uk”.
“By 2004 there was just a handful remaining - i was one of the few - and me and a few others certainly weren’t ‘raging against the dying of the light” - or anything else come to that - we had enough on our plates just trying to keep going”.
“Everyone told me i was crazy starting up a boot factory when all over the country factories were closing down... And maybe they were right... But making shoes and boots was all i knew... And really... that’s where the story of Altberg begins...”
ACKKNOWLEDGEMENT: “The Dying Of The Light” is a poem by Dylan Thomas. “Do not go gentle into that good night, Rage rage against the dying of the light”