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Shoes hidden in walls to ward off evil spirits

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An index of 3,000 shoes found hidden in the walls of buildings as part of a superstition dating back to the 1500s is to be digitised.

The tradition - said to bring good luck and warn off evil spirits - died out in the UK in 1900s.

Held at Northampton Museum since the 1950s, the index lists 2,000 worldwide locations where shoes were found.

The oldest shoe in the index was found behind the Winchester Cathedral choir stalls, installed in 1308.




The shoes hidden in homes to ward off evil



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spartan max2

I prefer jack'o lanterns 

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I've known people that just by taking their shoes off will ward off anything.

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