Back in the mists of time, well, end of the 16th and beginning of the 17th centuries, a chap by the name of Robert MINDUM carved bone shoehorns for people. A friend of mine collects some of these and is fascinated by finding out more about the people for whom they were made. Below, is a list of the folk in whom he is interested, their location and the date on the shoehorn. They are all based around the Ely, Cambridgeshire area. If anyone is able to throw any light on them, my friend will be most grateful. He is particularly interested in their occupations as Robert MINDUM states that he didn't make them for the wealthy. Oh yes - spelling will be fluid, probably... 1593 Jane AYRES Witchford 1595 Robert GOTOBED Landbe(a)ch & Stretham 1595 Richard CRAB Little Thetford 1597 John GIBSON Soham 1598 Ambrose BUCKLE Ely 1600 Francis HINSON Fordham 1603 Benjamin GIBSON Ely 1605 Bridget DEARSLEY Soham 1612 Thomas DRAPER Cambridge Many thanks.