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Shrivenham Cobbler

The Boot & Shoe Shop Shrivenham

Two photographs, one showing the boot and shoe shop on the High Street, Shrivenham and the other presumably the cobbler at his last.

It is possible that the cobbler was Frederick Underwood who was a shoemaker in 1927. He was born in 1893. His parents had twins in 1891 (one also called Frederick) who died young. Another shoemaker in the village was George Tovey. He is listed as a tradesman in 1895 (Kelly's Directory) It is possible that the George Tovey who was the handyman / gardener at the Barrington Arms during WW2 war was his son. His brother  Clarence was also living in Shrivenham but was unemployed. Alec Chambers remembers that Clarence used to leave his house every day in order to arrive at the Barrington Arms when it opened at 10am. They were both veterens of the Great War. In 1915 Clarence's trade was described as, "Smith"

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    circa 1922
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    C2 SHR 6.0.0



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