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Date Made/Found: 1940-1941
Associated with: Daniel Doncaster & Sons Ltd , founded 1778
Department: Social History
Accession Number: 1984.62
These clogs were worn at Daniel Doncaster & Sons Steelworks around 1940 by Mr Richard T. Doncaster. Clogs were commonly worn throughout Britain from the 1840s to the 1940s. They had wooden soles with leather uppers. This made them very strong, but also cheap to produce. Clogs were useful in the metalworking industry because the thick soles protected feet from splashes of hot metal on the floor.
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