Ladies Shoe

1730s

This shoe was found under the floorboard in the attic of The Old Dairy Cottage in Upper Woodford, Salisbury. Often a worn shoe would have been concealed in a building when it was built or altered. The shoe was thought to retain the spirit of the wearer and keep evil spirits away.

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Of particular significance in the collection are the relics of the ancient guilds of Salisbury.

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