Mostly Polished

By woolybill1
Civilian footwear on display at Prudhoe's Remembrance Day parade last year. Many local organisations from scouts and guides to veterans' associations give year-long active support to the British Legion, join in the annual parade and lay wreaths at our war memorial, which takes the form of a lych gate entrance to the parish church.

Thanks to everyone who supported Boots, Boots, Boots (1) yesterday it was much appreciated.
Thanks for looking.

Tags: People Footwear Black and white Remembrance day Parade at attention

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Jasper87 Plus
12 3.1k 162 England
15 Jan 2022 8:07AM
There’s a lot of spit gone into those…
dudler Plus
19 1.9k 1947 England
15 Jan 2022 8:36AM
It's hard to get a proper gloss on suede...

A friend who served in the army suggested that the secret of shiny boots was to start with a really good spliff.
kaybee 18 8.3k 27 Scotland
15 Jan 2022 8:36AM
I was taught how to polish and bull shoes & boots by my grandfather - it served me well at police college
smut01 Plus
6 111 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2022 8:47AM
Another excellent shot Bill, and love the processing!
(Hope you got paid yesterday!)
cats_123 Plus
18 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
15 Jan 2022 8:57AM
Discipline, my dear, discipline .😂😂
15 Jan 2022 9:00AM
My fruitless search for trainer-friendly polish continues...
saltireblue Plus
12 13.1k 83 Norway
15 Jan 2022 9:19AM
Showing the military wallahs how it should be done...
Spit and polish, and a warmed up teaspoon, using the back side to work the polish into the leather...
I was put on evening duties for a week at police college for not having my parade boots polished to the satisfaction of the drill sergeant, who was an ex-RSM!
mac Plus
20 14 Scotland
15 Jan 2022 10:32AM
Spit and polish - the memories that brings back along with time spent polishing away!
cooky Plus
18 6 7 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2022 10:41AM
Takes me back to living at home and my brother - also in the police used Malc's method! They did an awful lot of drill at police college back in the day! I can still smell that warm polish - happy days!


James124 Plus
7 50 51 Portugal
15 Jan 2022 11:15AM
Ex-army civilians smarter than serving soldiers.... and no doubt knife edge trouser creases!
A good companion to Boots, boots, boots !
RonDM Plus
7 336 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2022 11:42AM
Memories great picture - takes me back when I was serving boots had to gleam with a mirror like shine. Often heard the young recruits being told to go to the stores and get a packet of bulling rings??

leo_nid 5 12
15 Jan 2022 11:53AM
"I am standing like shoe polish on an overstocked shelf hoping that one day someone will pick me to make things better.."
~ Buddy Wakefield
15 Jan 2022 12:00PM
I like the gritty texture of the image a lot.

mistere Plus
9 16 6 England
15 Jan 2022 12:49PM
And trousers, mostly pressed. Another excellent image Bill, nicely done sir.
TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
15 Jan 2022 12:57PM
Lots of spit and polish has gone into them, Bill! 😃👍🏻🥾
Trev 😀
bliba Plus
16 1 2 Austria
15 Jan 2022 6:17PM

Quote:I like the gritty texture of the image a lot.

me too WinkWinkWink

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