I've shown the house where I was born before, but here it is again to identify a missed opportunity.
The last thing for you to do is see whether others have produced a load of cobblers too by visiting the links at SS250.
|Saddler's Cottage, Ketton|
The missed opportunity is this:
|High Street, Ketton|
Just beyond that blue car, two houses down from my boyhood home, the entrance door was down two steps and railings prevented you from falling off the pavement into the window of Mr Robinson's shop.
We would stand for hours watching him work and could clearly see what he was doing - all his tools were laid out neatly rather like this.
|Shoemakers and cobblers tools|
(Joseph Allen Skinner Museum, South Hadley, Massachusetts) (9/6/2013 by Daderot - CCO 1.0)
Mr Robinson (I never knew him by any other name) would have looked lost in a big workshop like this.
Recreation of a cobbler's workshop at Amberley Working Museum, Nr Arundel, West Sussex
(10/04/2009 - by Basher Eyre - CC BY-SA 2.0)
Mr Robinson was a very small man and but you could always see and hear him working away - and ideal model for Petula Clark.
In May 1994 another much larger shoemaker was making the news.
|Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 - 17 May 1994|
(Source NASA, STSci and ESA; a NASA Hubble Space Telescope image)
The comet's 21 icy fragments stretched across 710 thousand miles of space (or three times the distance between Earth and the Moon). When the picture was taken the comet was 410 million miles from Earth, on course to collide with the planet Jupiter in mid-July.
|Jupiter showing Shoemaker-Levy 9's impact sites(Source NASA, STSci and ESA; a NASA Hubble Space Telescope Telescope Camera image)|
The brown spots mark the places where fragments of comet SL9 tore through Jupiter's atmosphere in July 1994.
Having gone from home to space, perhaps I have digressed enough as I wouldn't want to be subject to "The Cobblers Cure."
|(From Wellcome Images, a website operated by the Wellcome Trust - CC BY 4,0)|
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