NPS make the original Dr martens boots. I have 2 pairs of derby boots and 2 pairs of shoes. They are now more comfortable than big socks full of down feathers and will last me untill I die. Probably. great shoes.
Yes, scrub Jones, add Cheaney and also add Alfred Sargent. Was lucky enough to have had personal tours of both Alfred Sargent and Edward Green's factories, which were arranged when I visited Northampton; also purchased quite a few shoes at Cheaney and Church's seconds shops, both also located in Northampton. But not in the market for any more shoes, I simply now have enough!