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Monday 4 November 2013


Another shop I enjoyed was the shoemaker. It was interesting to watch him make a pair of shoes by hand, all leather no rubber.

His hands were never still the whole time he spoke with us.

His little shop was crammed with tools, leather, forms, needles and thread; everything he needed to make you a pair of shoes.

A small fire burned in the fireplace the day we visited with a pot of glue being warmed in the coals.

Remember Williamsburg was the capital of Virginia back in 1770 and news, when they got it, was often a week old. 

The restoration is truly remarkable with over 80 original buildings and others constructed on the original foundations.  This is a village looking exactly as it did back in 1770 with shops, homes and streets located where the founding fathers built them.

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