Comics, drawings, photographs and pleasantly musty thoughts from British cartoonist John Bagnall.
Thursday, September 21, 2006
Do your brogues need heeling, Sir?
Here's the back cover drawing from my Bushels Of Coalsmoke chap-book of 2005 and a photograph of an old-fashioned Cobbler Shop automaton which originally gave me the idea. I took the photo during a Sunday morning stroll around Morpeth, Northumberland. I've been told the derivation of the town name Morpeth means 'path of death' (mort/peth) but don't know why it was given this chilling title....