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photoblog image Cobbler cobbler mend my shoe

Cobbler cobbler mend my shoe

My Grandfather Charlie Robinson was a cobbler and had his own shops, plus this was the workshop where repairs were done. He is the one on the left facing the camera. 

Cobbler cobbler mend my shoe

My Grandfather Charlie Robinson was a cobbler and had his own shops, plus this was the workshop where repairs were done. He is the one on the left facing the camera. 

comments (19)

Great old picture Bill and you preserved it well... it's hard to find a cobbler these days....petersmile
Bill Phillips: We actually have one in Droitwich Peter.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 27 Mar 2014, 00:33
Brilliant image, Bill.
Bill Phillips: I love it! I never knew either of my grandfathers, both died before I was born
Great picture bill
Bill Phillips: I would love to know who the other men were
  • Chris
  • England
  • 27 Mar 2014, 06:55
Everything falls neatly into place now I have seen this picture - your ability to talk & produce old cobblers is clearly & obviously genetic
Bill Phillips: As are most things...Makes you wonder what's in Chad's
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 27 Mar 2014, 07:26
This is wonderful to see these old pictures of a wonderful trade.
I hope this one gets a nice place in the album.
Bill Phillips: I has it framed and on the wall for a long time
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 27 Mar 2014, 07:39
.... Have it done by half past two!

Now we are expected to throw them away and buy a new pair as it is cheaper than a repair.
Bill Phillips: We actually have a shoe repairer's in Droiters although I confess I only buy shoes that I can wear until they fall apart
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 27 Mar 2014, 09:04
Wonderful stuff.. I do like all those drive belts to the various bits of machinery. Hahaha at Chris.
Bill Phillips: Chris is on thin ice.
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 27 Mar 2014, 10:03
Bloody hell it doesn't take much to stop them from working.
Bill Phillips: As a former teacher you would understand that comrade wink
What a great old timey photo, Bill. I notice they are all working with white shirts and ties.
Bill Phillips: I suspect in those days a smart appearance was considered conducive to good work
  • Penny
  • Glossop
  • 27 Mar 2014, 11:56
How wonderful, Bill - oh how I wish they sold (and soled) decent shoes these days. All the old skills seem to have gone.
Thanks for the Monty Python reminder on Chris's blog today, btw.
Bill Phillips: It was the obvious thing grin
My mother always insisted we had decent shoes!
This is such a classic image Bill.. lovely Black and white effects
Bill Phillips: Taken I would think in the 1930s
  • gutteridge
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 27 Mar 2014, 12:15
Cobblers!
Bill Phillips: exactly
A fine old picture of what is almost a dying trade these days. We had a cobblers in Shepshed until a few years back when I think he got too old to carry on, now one has to go to Loughborough.
Bill Phillips: We have one in Droiters.
This is a brilliant image Bill!
Bill Phillips: It is a favourite of mine from the old pictures my mother had
Full of nice details...
Bill Phillips: A very different world
That's really interesting, Bill. You don't see cobblers nowadays, guess people just buy new shoes.
Bill Phillips: No they are quite rare. We do have one in Droitwich though
Especially to repair welly boots and wet weather shoes?
Bill Phillips: and clogs!
My great-grandfather was a shoemaker in Cumberland, Bill smile
Bill Phillips: He would be horrified at what passes for shoes these days!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 28 Mar 2014, 12:12
Oh wax, this is quite an image. You probably don't know the first thing about cobbling - and that is normal. Heck we buy and when they get in bad shape; chuck them in the bin.

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