The Shoe Museum

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The Shoe Museum
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The Shoe Museum is located in Somerset
The Shoe Museum
Location within Somerset and the United Kingdom
Location Street, Somerset, England
Coordinates 51°07′44″N 2°44′22″W / 51.1290°N 2.7394°W / 51.1290; -2.7394

The Shoe Museum in Street, Somerset, England exhibits shoes dating from the Roman era to the present day.

It shows the history of the Clark family and their company C&J Clark and its connection with the development of shoemaking in the town.

There is also a display of machinery used in footwear production,[1] and a selection of shop display showcards from the 1930s, 1950s and 1960s,[2] and television advertisements.[3]

The museum includes the first clogs worn by Gracie Fields and the wedding shoes of Diana, Princess of Wales.[4]

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  1. ^ "Shoe Museum". Information Britain. Retrieved 2009-07-12. 
  2. ^ "The Shoe Museum, Street". Nothing to see here. Retrieved 2009-07-12. 
  3. ^ "The Shoe Museum". Somerset Tourist Guide. Retrieved 2009-07-12. 
  4. ^ Byford, Enid (1987). Somerset Curiosities. Dovecote Press. pp. 77–78. ISBN 0946159483. 

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