George Cunningham: Characters of Broomhall ~ Part 2

The Cobbler

Researched by Gemma Clarke

The Cobbler

‘The cobbler in his tiny shop, [Moore Street] where he was squeezed between the walls with his last and sheets of leather, was hard at work. He took a handful of sprags, gulped them into his mouth, then winked at me as one at a time they appeared from between his lips, were deftly seized and with two quick blows driven firmly into the boot sole. I wondered if he ever swallowed any.’

P.17, Chapter 4, By George! (courtesy of Paul Hibbert-Greaves/Hibbert Brothers).


George’s Characters of Broomhall ~ Part 3

The Man and His Art ~ Introduction

Cobbler illustration taken from "By George! My childhood in Sheffield." Page 17. 1987
Photo: Paul Hibbert-Greaves
This page was added by Gemma Clarke on 26/03/2015.

No Comments

Start the ball rolling by posting a comment on this page!

Add a comment about this page

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *