Over the next 70 years Bata was an important part of the local economy and an international community grew up on the Bata Estate, houses built for the workers by the Company. The people who lived and worked in this community have many memories of both the good and bad times and we in the Bata Reminiscence and Resource Centre are trying to collect these memories in order that future generations will better understand some of the Social History of the C20th.
Our website aims to bring a taste of the history of this unique place where Eastern Europe meets Britain and the World.
The Bata Reminiscence and Resource Centre has now changed it's name to
The Bata Heritage Centre
a new website is being built and can be found at