In the past, every community had its shoemaker or cordwainer. They played an important role in the village. Mechanisation and mass production diminished their role significantly but hand-made shoes are still available to this day.
Ian Waller examines:
- what the cordwainer or shoemaker did;
- where the records are;
- what happened when the factories took over production.
About the speaker: Ian Waller is a retired professional genealogist with over thirty years experience in English research. He is the author or many books, several published by our society, including My Ancestor was a Leather Worker.
He is a qualified adult education tutor and lectures widely on family history topics at both the beginner and advanced levels. He is a Fellow of AGRA where he was a former Chairman/Council member, and also a Fellow of the Society of Genealogists