This wonderful shot of an old fashioned cobbler whose shop was in Southover Street, was kindly donated by local photographer Tony Tree.
These were the days when people regularly had their shoes mended. My grandfather had a sort of cottage industry in shoe-repairs from his shed. He would not have much work today!
I also remember my father buying those stick on sole repairs and adding steel segs on the heels of my shoes to stop them wearing out. They made a fantastic noise as I walked – but I rather enjoyed it.
Do you remember this cobbler? What about shoe repairs? Did you ever do your own? Share your memories by posting a comment below