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? Great Uncle
Photo: Janice Wood
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Item #: 23461
I think this is one of my Grandfathers brothers. Taken around Wigan about 1910-1920. I have included it because the way he is sitting reveals the sole's of his Clogs and the irons attached to them.

Comment by: Art on 13th May 2013 at 01:28

You don't see clogs like that today, pointed toed Pit Clogs, with clasp fasteners..

Comment by: Grannieannie on 13th May 2013 at 08:07

...and usually bought a size larger than was needed so they could be slipped off if the foot was trapped.

Comment by: maggie on 13th May 2013 at 09:26

Up to the age of 9, I like the other kids, wore clogs on weekdays. Girls' clog had leather strips, while the boys had irons. I was envious of the boys, because they could "spark" their clogs, while girls couldn't. remember the song about Lowry? "Kids with their sparking clogs"?

Comment by: Joan Wright nee Whittle on 18th May 2014 at 19:12

I was born in Hindley in 1946 and both my sister and I wore clogs yep we had irons on the heals.

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