has a history going back to the Romans and a mentions
in the Domesday Book, but it really got going
in 1825 when Cyrus and James Clark opened their
shoe factory and started the business that is
now truely multinational. Clarks shoes still have
their headquarters in Street today.
like many other industrialists of their time,
built terraces of model homes for their workers,
and provided the village with its civic hall,
library , open air swimming pool and theatre,
which are all still going strong today. Clarks
Village, the first shopping village in the country,
attracts three million visitors a year to Street.
is also the home of the world-famous Millfield
School, which turns out a stream of the country's
best sportsmen and women.