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Shoes In Wall to Ward off Evil

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People once concealed shoes in wall dividers to avoid bad spirits

A record of 3,000 shoes found covered up in the wall dividers of structures as a major aspect of a superstition going back to the 1500s is to be digitized.

The custom said to bring good karma and caution off unfriendly spirits ceased to exist in the UK in 1900s.

Held at Northampton Museum since the 1950s, the file records 2,000 overall areas where shoes were found.

The most seasoned shoe in the record was found behind the Winchester Cathedral choir stalls and slows down, introduced in 1308.

The work to make the list accessible online is being completed close by the University of Hertfordshire.

The shoes covered up in homes to avoid abhorrent

Dr Ceri Houlbrook, of the college, said it was critical to make the list accessible online as it demonstrates footwear's "unmistakable spot in legends".

Work started a year ago on a £6.7m renovation of the exhibition hall, which is expected to be finished one year from now

The undertaking is being paid for by continues of the clearance of the Northampton Borough Council-claimed Egyptian Sekhemka statue, which was sold for £16m in 2014.

Northampton's history for boot and shoemaking goes back very nearly 900 years and developed amidst the nineteenth Century and keeps on flourishing in the town.

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