Bata Heritage Centre Claimed

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Bata Heritage Centre is based in East Tilbury in Essex, the Bata Heritage Centre aims to present the interesting history of the British Bata Shoe Co Ltd, its fascinating industrial and architectural heritage, and the social history of those who worked for the Bata company and the people who lived on the Bata residential estate.

Our Featured Image above, shows the landscaped gardens in front of the Bata factory site.  The statue of Tomas Bata presides over what used to be the Administration building.  Employees arriving late for work (at 7:30am) had to enter via the revolving door which took them straight into the HR department where their actual time of arrival was noted!

Our volunteers now have full access to our collection and records so that we can catch up on research and other work which could not take place during the library closure period.  Please note, as we are run entirely by volunteers, we may not be present to meet visitors at all times.  To avoid disappointment, please email us (see details below) if you wish to arrange a specific meeting with a volunteer at a mutually convenient time and date.  Please let us know what you would like information about so that, if necessary, we can prepare in advance.

We Are Open Online Too: You are welcome to browse our website, Facebook page (Bata Heritage Centre) and Twitter account (@BataHC15), which all remain active.


Should you wish to make contact with us, then please write to or call: The Chairman, Bata Heritage Centre, “Waterview”, Orsett Road, Horndon on the Hill, Essex SS17 8NS (Tel: 01375 677581)

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