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Date Made/Found: 1900-1938
User: Mr Joseph Wood , 1858 - 1938
Material and Medium: Leather
Dimensions: Overall (Each Shoe): 65 × 75 × 240mm
Department: Social History
Accession Number: 1985.514
These shoes belonged to Joseph Wood, who began running around 1878. He took part in many competitions around the country. His wife Annie often came to race meetings, and during one fixture in Sunderland in the 1880s she gave birth to one of their sixteen children. He stopped running competitively after he was accidentally spiked by a competitor’s running shoes. Joseph was a foreman at Edgar Allen & Company in Tinsley, in charge of the cupola furnace which melted pig iron for casting.
Display Location: Weston Park Museum

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