Dick Goudie - Last of the Maybole Shoemakers
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When the last major tannery closed in 1969, it seemed that the shoe trade in Maybole had ceased. But one small factory survived the march of time. The company of Harrison & Goudie continued to make boots of the finest quality, hand made the way they were decades ago. Pictured above is Dick Goudie with a pair of his boots. Photo above and others on this page contributed by Dick Goudie and his daughter Mary. Click on the photos below for larger  images.

Inside Dick Goudie's factory in Maybole

In October of 1981 Dick and Annie Goudie received the keys to the city of Sarasota Florida from Mayor Ron Norman. Click here to read an article about this.

The Factory in Maybole Dick & Annie Goudie receiving
the keys to the city of Sarasota.
The photographs below are from the book Maybole: a pictorial history.
Cutting out the Soles Stitching the Upppers
The Finished Article Closing the Uppers Trimming

Dick Goudie died at the age of 90 in July of 2002 after spenting some of his retirement years in Lisbon, Portugal where his daughter Mary and son-in-law Rui reside. Plans are to turn Dick's factory into an organic food production unit. Mary and her husband Rui also give tours of Lisbon and have a web site with more information at: Anubi's Lisbon.