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Heel Bars

Started by: dostaf (inactive)

Just been thinking, whilst reading about tow bars.

Was there ever one in Wigan?

Ther was a mention of one in a daft programme called the 'Alan Ladd Momorial Heel Bar'. (Bar not prog)

Possibly a Vic Reeves thing.

Started: 31st Dec 2012 at 17:20

Posted by: mache (inactive)

Timpsons ?

Replied: 31st Dec 2012 at 17:23

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

No, I mean a properly named one.



Not to be confused with A Snig Joint

Replied: 31st Dec 2012 at 17:25

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Snig = Wigan word for eel.

Replied: 31st Dec 2012 at 17:27

Posted by: mache (inactive)

Their is a bar that a heel goes in locally

Replied: 31st Dec 2012 at 17:27

Posted by: jo anne (33512) 

Didn't see the connection at first, but did you mean heel bars and toe bars, Dostaf?

heel bar n
a small shop or stall where shoes are repaired, especially while the customer waits.

Replied: 31st Dec 2012 at 17:28

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Yes, Jo Anne.

didnt want to be frivolous on other thread.

Always remind me of:

'Ears pierced while you wait'

Usually written as 'while U wait'

Replied: 31st Dec 2012 at 17:30

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Oh, I see you've opted for a new dictionary, Jo Anne.

Jo Anne's little link.

Replied: 31st Dec 2012 at 17:32
Last edited by dostaf: 31st Dec 2012 at 17:33:26

Posted by: jo anne (33512) 

Usually written as 'while U wait' Yes, you'd think they'd write the whole word there.

Replied: 31st Dec 2012 at 17:34

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Don't get me started.

Corner with a 'K'.

Aaaaarrrrrrrrrgggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

Replied: 31st Dec 2012 at 17:35

Posted by: mache (inactive)

Polished using Eli Pledge ?

Replied: 31st Dec 2012 at 17:36

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

GERROFF!

Replied: 31st Dec 2012 at 17:37

Posted by: jo anne (33512) 

'Eli Pledge' - Well, you are in a bit of a pickle, Dostaf. (Have I got the right programme?)

whole word - ears pierced

My children like answering texts with just k (short for okay) to playfully torment us.

www.freedictionary.com - my old faithful dictionary

Replied: 31st Dec 2012 at 17:41

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Right programme, Jo Anne.

Whole - hole - Gerroff!

I haven't dared check the UD for a description.

Yet!

Replied: 31st Dec 2012 at 17:47

Posted by: jo anne (33512) 

That UD is a load of cobblers sometimes, but it can damage your soul - nothing a heel bar can heal.

Replied: 31st Dec 2012 at 17:51

Posted by: mache (inactive)

A lasting solution works

Replied: 31st Dec 2012 at 17:52

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)



I'll now have to find the medical term for the ball of the foot.

Replied: 31st Dec 2012 at 17:54

Posted by: jo anne (33512) 

A heal bar isn't where you get hammered by the way!

Replied: 31st Dec 2012 at 17:55

Posted by: mache (inactive)

Not if you stick to thread

Replied: 31st Dec 2012 at 17:56

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Replied: 31st Dec 2012 at 17:58

Posted by: jo anne (33512) 

Replied: 31st Dec 2012 at 17:58

Posted by: mache (inactive)

Your tongues out

Replied: 31st Dec 2012 at 17:59

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

I tried to find a pic of one of those little cobbler automatons a while back.

Replied: 31st Dec 2012 at 17:59

Posted by: mache (inactive)

Was your drink laced

Replied: 31st Dec 2012 at 18:00

Posted by: jo anne (33512) 

I hope nobody laced my drink, Mache!

Replied: 31st Dec 2012 at 18:00

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

AGLETS!

Replied: 31st Dec 2012 at 18:01

Posted by: jo anne (33512) 

Great minds think alike! Not sure what happened there though, Mache?!

Replied: 31st Dec 2012 at 18:01

Posted by: mache (inactive)

Saw aglets for sale in a shop in poland a while back + aglet crimping tool

Replied: 31st Dec 2012 at 18:05
Last edited by mache: 31st Dec 2012 at 18:05:50

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Replied: 31st Dec 2012 at 18:06

Posted by: jo anne (33512) 

Plenty of Polish too, Mache?

Replied: 31st Dec 2012 at 18:06

Posted by: mache (inactive)

aye and valve radios

Replied: 31st Dec 2012 at 18:07

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Look at the state of my not so solid state lovely thread.

Valve radios, indeed.

Folk will be expecting decent discussion about shoe shops in the Ancient And Loyal.

Replied: 31st Dec 2012 at 18:10

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Replied: 31st Dec 2012 at 18:13

Posted by: mache (inactive)

Triode again

Replied: 31st Dec 2012 at 18:14

Posted by: jo anne (33512) 

Did you take a shine to Poland then, Mache?

decent discussion That would be a great feat, Dostaf. Sorry, for putting my foot in it.

Replied: 31st Dec 2012 at 18:15
Last edited by jo anne: 31st Dec 2012 at 18:16:02

Posted by: mache (inactive)

At 7p a pint it was lovely

Replied: 31st Dec 2012 at 18:16

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

That would be a great feat

It get's worse.

Replied: 31st Dec 2012 at 18:17

Posted by: jo anne (33512) 

get's

Bargain booze, Mache! Did you polish much of it off? Though I take it It wasn't shoeshine or moonshine for that matter?

I can't stand it though. Now back to shoes.

Replied: 31st Dec 2012 at 18:21

Posted by: mache (inactive)

But will it last

Replied: 31st Dec 2012 at 18:24

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)



Where did that naughty apostrophe come from.

This is a cobblers thread. Thy have their awls, if I wanted apostrophes I'd do a grocer's/grocers' thread.

Aaaarrrrggggghhhhhhh!

Replied: 31st Dec 2012 at 18:26

Posted by: jo anne (33512) 

Sorry, I'm not plastered really.

Replied: 31st Dec 2012 at 18:26

Posted by: jo anne (33512) 

When you know the rules, they stick out like a sore thumb. Back to thread.

Replied: 31st Dec 2012 at 18:28

Posted by: jo anne (33512) 

Thy have their awls Awl's well that ends well.

Replied: 31st Dec 2012 at 18:29

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

I like tha one about someone having a face like a 'blind cobbler's thunb'.

Replied: 31st Dec 2012 at 18:32

Posted by: jo anne (33512) 

Replied: 31st Dec 2012 at 18:35

Posted by: mache (inactive)

This drivel is tacksing my brain

Replied: 31st Dec 2012 at 18:36

Posted by: jo anne (33512) 

Sorry, my replies have been shoddy.

Replied: 31st Dec 2012 at 18:46

Posted by: mache (inactive)

And sew you shodd be

Replied: 31st Dec 2012 at 18:54

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Buggger!

Who (celebrity) was on telly and makes shoes as a hobby.

Went on to explain shoddy.

Something along lines of cobbler mends shoes, and shoemaker makes them.

Google time.

Replied: 31st Dec 2012 at 18:54

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Cordwainer

Can't remember the celeb.

Replied: 31st Dec 2012 at 18:58

Posted by: jo anne (33512) 

That was a well-worn word on an Old thread, Dostaf.

Replied: 31st Dec 2012 at 18:59

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)



I'm really scratching me yed here.

Celeb is a bloke.

Appeared on something in the last few months. Really high quality workmanship, But only showed the one pair. (Not wearing them)

Replied: 31st Dec 2012 at 19:03

Posted by: jo anne (33512) 

Daniel Day-Lewis makes shoes - at the foot of the article. But I'm vaguely aware of there being someone else?

Replied: 31st Dec 2012 at 19:05
Last edited by jo anne: 31st Dec 2012 at 19:05:32

Posted by: jo anne (33512) 

'solid state' Were you thinking of mains, Dostaf? I'm hopeless at technology.

Replied: 31st Dec 2012 at 19:10
Last edited by jo anne: 31st Dec 2012 at 19:10:52

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Good find.

I'm not 100% sure, Jo Anne. I too may have someone else in mind.

Replied: 31st Dec 2012 at 19:11

Posted by: ayrefield (4465)

There's a Cow Heel Bar in the market.

Replied: 31st Dec 2012 at 19:12

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Replied: 31st Dec 2012 at 19:12

Posted by: jo anne (33512) 

'cobbler's lobster' by awl accounts

Replied: 31st Dec 2012 at 19:29
Last edited by jo anne: 31st Dec 2012 at 19:33:55

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Never mind their lobsters.

Replied: 31st Dec 2012 at 20:27

Posted by: tonker (23408) 

You know what goes on in Pakistani Heel Bars!

Replied: 31st Dec 2012 at 21:15

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Replied: 31st Dec 2012 at 21:16

Posted by: jo anne (33512) 

Never mind their lobsters. I'd mind their lobsters! It's bad enough when your shoes pinch.


Replied: 31st Dec 2012 at 21:22

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

I was referring to their cats.

Replied: 31st Dec 2012 at 21:23

Posted by: jo anne (33512) 

I'd tread carefully with those too.

Replied: 31st Dec 2012 at 21:33

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

They reckon it's good for softening the leather in new shoes.

Though I think you're supposed to use your own.

Replied: 31st Dec 2012 at 21:35

Posted by: jo anne (33512) 

'use your own' I wouldn't do it on anyone else's!

Replied: 31st Dec 2012 at 21:39

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

No on; in!

Replied: 31st Dec 2012 at 21:40

Posted by: jo anne (33512) 

Don't be too critical - I've not had any practice!

Replied: 31st Dec 2012 at 21:43

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Replied: 31st Dec 2012 at 21:45

Posted by: jo anne (33512) 

So it pays to pay heed to both cats and heels for a cobbler.
They won't be such a hit with the customers if they don't mind their pees and shoes.

(Took me a while to think that up.)

Replied: 31st Dec 2012 at 22:08

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

G R O A N

Google tells me 'The Alan Ladd Memorial Heel Bar' did feature in a Reeves and Mortimer show.

'The Weekenders' 1992

Wasn't aware about the wrangling which followed.

Channel 4 have claimed to have liked The Weekenders and said they would have been willing to let Reeves and Mortimer do a full series, in exchange for a third series of Vic Reeves Big Night Out. However, Reeves and Mortimer were not willing to do another series, having performed the show on stage and on television for five years. As neither side was willing to compromise, a series was never commissioned. This rejection is considered to be one of the main factors for Reeves and Mortimer moving to the BBC, where they went onto create The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer in 1993, followed by Shooting Stars and Bang Bang, It's Reeves and Mortimer

Wiki

Replied: 31st Dec 2012 at 22:26

Posted by: jo anne (33512) 

So Reeves and Mortimer wouldn't be brought to heel by Channel 4 - they were an awl unto themselves.

Replied: 31st Dec 2012 at 23:04

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Something like that.

I'm trying to remember if it was any good.

to be truthful, the only thing I sort of remembered was the name of the heel bar.

So it can't have left much of an impression

Replied: 31st Dec 2012 at 23:49
Last edited by dostaf: 31st Dec 2012 at 23:54:17

Posted by: jo anne (33512) 

No, but they didn't sink with it and I bet they're well-heeled now.

Replied: 1st Jan 2013 at 00:17

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)



Some poor sod will see this thread and think they're going to get a lovely walk in another mon/wo-mon's shoes down memory lane to all the owd cobblers in Wigan.

Anyhap, not that I owe them owt, or want to be accused of advertin; but that shop in Hallgate (Rickards), deserve a mention.

Replied: 1st Jan 2013 at 00:51

Posted by: jo anne (33512) 

'Some poor sod will see this thread and think they're going to get a lovely walk in another mon/wo-mon's shoes down memory lane to all the owd cobblers in Wigan'

I've looked for photos of Rickards, in the Victorian Quarter, but to no avail.

Replied: 1st Jan 2013 at 00:56

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Belting place, but I think the shop is a modern addition.

I mentioned earlier ^^^^^ the cobblers' automatons.

During the time of the introduction of the Poll Tax, the little chap went missing from Hallgate.

Mr Shryhane wrote a few lines about it in his Wigan World column in the Wigan Observer.

Some bright spark (not I) wrote to the paper suggesting the little fellow had been taken away for non payment.

Replied: 1st Jan 2013 at 01:03

Posted by: jo anne (33512) 

That rumour should have been knocked on the head immediately!
The little fellow was a model citizen with only a sole tack, not the poll tax, within his remit.
Is he still there?

T. Sharrock's Boot and Shoe Shop, Warrington Road, Goose Green

'Comments by J.S, 8th August 2008  
Great memories of Sharrock's shoe shop, as kids we used to get our shoes from there. In those days you could choose the footwear, take them home and pay weekly (or when your parents could afford ) until the items were paid for. No Visa cards in those days eh!!!!! Also in the back of the shop Mr Sharrock made clogs to order, he also did shoe repairs.When we used to take repairs to him he would allow us to watch him work on them, as a kid at that time the machinery in his shop was quite fascinating!
'

Leyland's Shoe Shops - Darlington Street and Greenough Street (interior photos)

@qikipedia
European doctors in the Middle Ages recommended raw eel and bitter almonds as hangover cures

Replied: 1st Jan 2013 at 14:31

Posted by: kryten (inactive)

Any idea where i can get raw eels from on new years day Jo anne.

Replied: 1st Jan 2013 at 14:39

Posted by: jo anne (33512) 

That's a canal of worms, Kryten.

Photo - with a view of St Pat's near the Leeds Liverpool Canal

Replied: 1st Jan 2013 at 14:47

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