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Shoe Digitisation Project Update 1

Between 16-20 February, we documented, cleaned, photographed and repacked 80 shoes for the Shoe Digitisation Project. These mostly date to the 1950s. Here’s a small selection of the ones which have caught our eye!

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Tamise from the Couture Collection, 1959

This shoe, called Tamise, is from 1959, and belongs to the Couture Collection range. The range itself, introduced in the late 1950s, was prestigious for Clarks, and competing with Italian manufacturers such as Cavalli. It was used to experiment certain styles, with the most popular ones being introduced to the Skyline range. After making a […]

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1,000th Digitised Shoe Milestone Reached!

The Shoe Digitisation Project reached a major milestone this week; the 1,000th shoe was photographed, cleaned, documented and safely packed away by the team at the Alfred Gillett Trust. The striking sandal which claims the title of 1,000th shoe is a 1955 Clarks leather T-bar sandal from the Wessex range. It was donated to the […]

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1950s Court Shoes from the Clarks Wessex Range

We have come across these gorgeous Clarks shoes from around 1953 through our Shoe Digitisation Project.  They come from the ‘Wessex’ range.

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History of Greenbank Pool, Street goes on display

A series of exhibition panels demonstrating the history of one of Somerset’s few remaining lidos, Greenbank Pool in Street, have recently gone on permanent display. Created using a combination of records and photographs held in the Alfred Gillett Trust Archive and images generously donated by members of the public the panels highlight the history of […]

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