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Scholes Clog Shop 1939
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Item #: 17496
A photograph taken in 1939 showing a clog shop in Scholes. Is the old man deciding which pair to have? or just window shopping, looking at something he can't afford?

Comment by: kenee on 6th April 2011 at 18:48

I think it's safe to say this chap's retired. He's probably remeniscing, thinking:
"Eee, thi don't mek um like thi use't'do!"

Comment by: Barbara Parr on 28th April 2011 at 12:35

I think this could be my grandad,so thrilled to see this photo. My grandad was Peter Barnes

Comment by: Yvonne Potter on 27th March 2012 at 16:28

Yes it's our grandad Peter Barnes from Golborne Street Scholes, such a lovely quiet man, did'nt speak unless he had to, loved his pipe. He was married to Jane Barnes, he died around 1960. God Bless Him x

Comment by: Alan on 6th July 2012 at 12:14

From the slope of the pavement I think this was " Mc Nulties"There was the Bluebell on the corner of Scoles crossing then Jimmy Liveseys tobacconistst thn Mc Nulties cloggers and then an Entry which you can see behind the man.
That entry which ran through to Jockey Terace I once saw used by a bobby to dispatch a trouble maker from the Fleece across the road He took him down there and only one came out.

Comment by: Alan on 17th July 2012 at 09:47

Further to my previous comments, the Cloggers shop was,I think, Faircloughs ( McNulties was Library St) I know they actually lived in Appley Bridge .

Comment by: Anne Welding on 3rd November 2017 at 12:12

My husband's family had a clog shop at 111 Scoles for generations, their surnane is Ince. They are mentioned in 1825 directory and in every census record after that.

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