NOSTALGIA reader G S Taylor, of Fenay Bridge, has submitted these fascinating pictures for our attention.
Mr Taylor writes:“Shoemakers have taken a disproportionate part in politics in history books, and in Honley it is easier to see why.
“Herbert Taylor’s shop housed the only live fire in Church Street that could be enjoyed by all.
“On a winter’s day, piled one foot high with coke and frequently fed with offcuts of leather, it attracted the butchers, the grocer, the parson, the policeman, and numerous people passing on a single errand, as well as customers.
“All day long while Herbert (Mr Taylor’s father) worked at the last or sat at his sewing, local and world politics were settled.”