Jackie Croots’ parents – John Smith, a representative for the respected Hull Cartridge Company, and wife, Margaret – decide to turn their hands to creating sporting luggage. Field Sports Products is born, and the Smiths convert the top floor of their family home into a workshop.
A friend asks John to make him a canvas holdall and gun slip; seeing an old roll of original mailbag canvas gathering dust on a visit to a cotton mill, John buys it to make the holdall. One of the first canvas products we made, it was kindly returned to us in 2012. Despite travelling the world many times, we’re proud to say it’s still in excellent condition.