Why a picture of clogs? I hear you ask.
Well, they were worn locally by mill workers, factory workers, foundry workers, engineers, brewery workers, farm workers, coal delivery men, market stall holders, school children and probably everyone else that had feet. So they're as much a part of Blackburn's past, as every other posting on this blog !
In the 1925 trades directory for Blackburn, there were 68 cloggers listed as being in business in the town.
Locally made weaving shuttle (a bit of a 'go with' for the clogs)
COURTESY OF THE CP COLLECTION