Spring View9 Comments
Photo: Rev David Long
Item #: 15488
God luv em,folk didn't have much then,but they did look well fed.
It's wonderful to see all of the children in clogs. In my day, all children in my area had clogs - the lads had clasp fasteners and the girls lace-ups, The lads used to try to make a spark but the girls usually had rubber soles.
Great picture- taked me back
The local cobbler made me a pair of child-sized clogs (laced up) back in 1954. I then bought a "new adult-sized pair" back in the 1980s when I was over for a visit. I wore the adult-size clogs one day when it had snowed - and what fun I had when the shoes "clumped" the snow about 6 inches! I then had high heeled clogs! I still have both pairs.
I had clogs as a small child in the mid-fifties and bought them for my son Jamie in the seventies. They are so supportive for the ankles and good for the feet in general. When my daughter was born in the eighties I couldn't afford clogs for her, but Ashley had some made for herself when she was 18, at Walter Hurst's. She left them behind when she married and they now stand on my old-fashioned fireplace and have been on the stage in Wigan Little Theatre's production of "Hobson's Choice"!
awesome picture !!!!!!
I used to wear clogs,40s early 50s, I always had septic ankles because I kept kicking my ankles when walking..My skinny legs musn't have been strong enough to lift up my feet..lol...
It looks like the boy has done some "porrin" with his right clog, the front is stove in.
Hi, Irene Roberts " Maggie Scott`s " chippy you refer to
occasionally. well the little girl sitting is the same Maggie Born 1907 in Spring View she died 1977