In their shoes: the historic ledgers of Oxford shoemakers Ducker & Son

25 March 2017 26 March 2017

Venue:

Blackwell Hall, Weston Library (Map)

Contact:

Weston Library Information desk 01865 277094

Description

This display features a small selection of the historic customer ledgers of venerable Oxford shoemaker, Ducker & Son, which served 'town and gown' from its well-known shop on Turl Street for more than a century before closing in 2016. The Bodleian Libraries recently purchased the ledgers, which provide a glimpse into the lives of the shop's famous clients such as Lord of the Rings author JRR Tolkien and Brideshead Revisited novelist Evelyn Waugh.

This small display will offer a look at some of the names and purchases found inside the ledgers.

Opening times:
Saturday 9am-5pm
Sunday 11am-5pm

Booking

Admission free

This event is listed under: Displays; Free events
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