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Our History

Our family business was established in 1956 and we have been operating from the same store ever since. Our aim is to continue providing and improving the high standards of service alongside the great product ranges that we are proud to offer.

We are proud to be an independent family run business, and with your help look forward to many more years.

Company History

Pre 1956 - Douglas Read was established by Mr G Douglas Read

1956 - Leonard & Evelyn Davis

1975 - Mike & Diana Davis

2006 - Douglas Read celebrated its 50th Birthday

2007 - Ben & Tim Davis

2010 – Douglas Read changed trading name to Reads

2013 – Website ‘Coastal Soles’ was launched

2018 - Shop trading name back to where we began 'Douglas Read'updated logo of the shop and the launch of this website