Saturday 08 August 2020

Cobblers Cottage

Opposite the school in Churton, there used to be an old thatched cottage occupied by three families, amongst whom was a shoemaker.

It is interesting to compare this photograph with the crayon painting made by Albert Morris, brother of Jack Morris - erstwhile owner of Lower New House farm, while he was at the school.

The late Bernard Morris recalled the following story:-

There were two boys walking past the cottage. One asked who lived there and the other answered: "the cobbler".

They then heard a voice from behind the hedge:

"I'm not a cobbler, boy, I'm a shoemaker!"