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Welcome to the new Bata Heritage Centre website!

Aerial view of the Bata factory and estate
Aerial view of the Bata factory and estate

This website site is in the early stages of development.  Our aim is 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 Estate in East Tilbury, Essex.

In the meantime, if you would like to read more about the unique aspects of the life and times of the Bata company and the work of the Bata Heritage Centre (formerly known as the Bata Reminiscence and Resource Centre), please visit our sister website, Bata memories (www.batamemories.org.uk).

Where to find us: Bata Heritage Centre, East Tilbury Library, Princess Avenue, East Tilbury, RM18 8ST

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E.Mail: brrcatbatamemories@hotmail.com

Opening Times:

Tuesdays: 10am – 1pm and 2pm – 5pm

Thursdays: 10am – 1pm and 2pm – 5pm

Saturdays: 10am – 1pm

A volunteer is normally on duty in the Centre during the above times.  Library Staff will take a message if no volunteer is available.