Gloving in yeovil

boyd & fooks

Glove Manufacturers of South Street


In 1856 Boyd and Fooks were the largest glove manufacturers in Yeovil. In 1858 they employed 1156 men and 8050 women. Despite this there is hardly any information in the records of the company. The Fooks of the company was wealthy glove manufacturer Thomas Fooks.

Their factory was located on the north side of South Street and to the east of Union Street, in the area now occupied by Kwikfit.

Nothing further is known at this time.