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From: "PJK :o\)\)" <>
Subject: Re: [TRIVVIES] Newspaper snippets
Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2005 22:57:18 +0100
References: <006001c59dd9$ba2a8520$0700a8c0@VAISEY>


Yep. There were rubber Blakey's & the metal ones.

Pat.xxx :o))
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Yes, I remembered these too - wasn't Blakey the make?

Liz

-----Original Message-----
From: PJK :o)) [mailto:]
Sent: 10 August 2005 13:17
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Subject: Re: [TRIVVIES] Newspaper snippets


We used to call them *Blakey's*. There were metal ones which made a fab
noise and if you skidded down the road, sparks flew out the back of your
heels !! We also had black rubber ones, which parents & teachers
preferred. Can't imagine why !!!

Pat.xxx :o))
A Maid of Kent, UK.
Your county needs YOU !!! http://FreeCEN.rootsweb.com
Looking for ancestors in Kent ? Try: http://www.kent-opc.org.uk/
www.lawrence.eastkentgenealogy.co.uk


Is that were the word "Sparky" came from .. LOLOL .............

Seriously - didn't the Lancashire clogs have metal bits on their soles ..
?
.......

I know my shoes all hat "Segs" on - bits of metal my father tacked onto
the
toes & heels of my shoes ... I still have a 'card' of them somewhere ....
They were lovely & "noisy" and you could "slide" down the pavement & in
the
playground ...

Sue


>From the Carlisle Patriot Sept 20, 1844 misc. short news items. posted
with
permission of the transcriber, Laura J.

Geo.


*****
Boots and shoes are advertised in Cincinnati, with iron soles, which can
be
put on and taken off at pleasure. They are very light, and at the same
time
beautiful and durable.



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