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Date:1825 - 1996 (c.)

Description:Man's black leather lace-up shoe from Southorn boot makers in Leamington Spa. The shoe is only partly made and has no outer sole. It has a black leather upper and a tan coloured leather inner. There are no laces. There is stitched detail across the toe and heel. The Leather upper is attached to the inner sole with nails which have rusted. There are small pen marks on the underside and "K1" is inscribed on the inside. The holes for the laces have been reinforced with metal eyelets.

Southorn was establised in 1825 by William Southorn. In 1847 the company moved to The Parade, where it remained until 1980, when it moved to Warwick Street. When the company closed in 1996 six generations of the Southorn family had worked there. Until the 1950s Southorn was very well known for making bespoke riding boots.


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1820s
Ostrich Skin
Ostrich Skin

A piece of ostrich skin used to make bags and shoes at Southorn boot makers in Leamington ...

1840s
Stock Book
Stock Book

Stock book for Miss Holt ladies' shoe maker from 3 May 1847. Thomas Southorn bought ...

1920s
J.T. Southorn, Exterior
J.T. Southorn, Exterior

Sepia photograph of the exterior of J.T. Southorn on The Parade in Leamington Spa. ...

1950s
Minute Book
Minute Book

Minute book from Southorn boot makers in Leamington Spa. It contains the typed minutes ...

1970s
Letter
Letter

Typed letter sent from Surgical Bootworks to Southorn boot makers in Leamington ...

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Donor ref:LEAMG : M4700.2010.66 (70/28921)

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