Pattens were in general use to near the middle of the last century. They were wooden clogs with a leather toe-piece, and bands of leather that tied with a short lace over the instep. An oval iron hoop, fixed to the underside, lifted the wearer above the mud. Pattens!' said an old friend, when I asked her about them, 'I mind when t always wore 'em, fetchin' water from the well" (Old West Surrey, 256).
Photograph and text by Gertrude Jekyll; image scan by George P. Landow [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the person who scanned the image and (2) link your document to this URL.]
Jekyll, Gertrude Old West Surrey: Some Notes and Memories. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1904.
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