Sunday, 18 March 2012

Tribute to the shoemakers

Shoemakers have their own patron saints; Saint Crispin, & Crispinian patron saints of cobblers, tanners and leather workers.

According to Wiki -
Saints Crispin and Crispinian are the French Christian patron saints of cobblers, tanners, and leather workers. Born to a noble Roman family in the 3rd century AD, Saints Crispin and Crispinian, twin brothers, fled persecution for their faith, ending up in Soissons, where they preached Christianity to the Gauls and made shoes by night.

A painting in honour of the shoemaker

Northampton shoemakers
Van Gogh in praise of shoemakers
All pictures sourced from the Internet

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