The Old Boot, inn sign; 1875; 1924.2763

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Name/Title

The Old Boot, inn sign

About this object

Sign from The Old Boot Inn: a large boot painted on two pieces of wood pinned together. It was originally hung from the west side of the gable end of the inn.
It is rumoured that soldiers were billeted at the inn during the Napoleonic Wars when there were fears of a French invasion.

Date Made

1875

Period

19th Century (1801-1900)

Medium and Materials

wood

Measurements

whole height 610mm whole width 432mm

Collection

Letchworth Museum

Credit Line

Loaned by George F Newton, transferred to Hitchin Museum in 1951

Object Type

Sign

Object number

1924.2763

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