In Bottomboat a family named Lamb had a shop which did good business making clogs. Most mine workers and farm workers wore clogs at their places of work. The clog had a wooden sole, usually made of beech or sycamore. These wood soles, in varying sizes, were fitted with irons on the outside edges of the heel and sole.
From some old records I have seen the price in this period of time was approximately 10d. per pair. Some miners wore clogs when dressed for outings. Clogs for special occasions were more expensive. I remember my father having a pair which were highly polished with a flower design on the leather upper part and special leather polished laces and polished brass toe clip. They looked very smart when highly polished.
The same family are still manufacturing footwear but perhaps they have a limited sale for clogs.
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