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Cobbler Makes Cricket Boots for World's Cricket Stars
Cobbler Makes Cricket Boots for World's Cricket Stars

Cobbler Makes Cricket Boots for World's Cricket Stars 1972

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Cobbler Makes Cricket Boots for World's Cricket Stars 1972

3 mins United Kingdom

Anglia Television interview cobbler to the cricketing stars, Albert Whiting, whose Northampton shop sits just around the corner from the Wantage Road cricket ground. Whiting, a traditional shoemaker, shows us the drawn outline of cricketers' feet, the starting point for his custom-made boots. You could say, at the time, he was “The Cobblers” favourite cobbler! Although, Northamptonshire County are now known, of course, as the Steelbacks.

Whiting gained a reputation as a skilled cobbler, producing beautiful handmade customised cricket boots not only for Northamptonshire County players, but for cricketers all over the world. Albert Whiting retired in the mid-1970s and emigrated to Canada.

The East Anglian Film Archive, the first and largest Regional Film Archive in England, was established in 1976. Since 1984, EAFA has been owned and operated by the University of East Anglia, Norwich (UEA), to support research and work to preserve our moving image heritage. More than 250 hours are freely available online as examples of the wide range of film which attracts interest the world over.

Genres

Sport News

Tags

Sportswear Cobblers Cricket

Collection

In the Nets Cricket on Film

Released

1972

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

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