Bid for a piece of rock history

20 Dec 2012

Want to get your hands (well feet) on a pair of beetle-crusher shoes autographed by 1970's band Showaddywaddy? Here's your chance!

The band, who had 22 UK hits including a number one, signed the shoes when they performed at Uppermill's Civic Hall last month.

Simon Dalby, Site Support Engineer for First TransPennine Express, is auctioning the purple signed shoes, bought for him by his girlfriend to raise money for Oldham Mountain Rescue Team.

Known for his vibrant taste in shoes, Simon adds, "I wasn't going to wear the shoes as I've got another pair so I thought why not do something with them? I could have put them on eBay but I wanted to do something tangible for charity.

"Many years ago in the Royal Air Force I was attached to a mountain rescue team so I know the good work they do. I'm not expecting to raise a great deal but at this time of year especially it's good to help raise awareness of the team and how we can help."

The man's size 8 shoes will be auctioned off to the highest bidder, along with the photographs to commemorate the concert and prove the authenticity of the signatures.

Mountain rescue team leader Mick Nield said, "The shoes are a really unusual auction prize. We are delighted Simon has chosen OMRT to be his charity of choice."

To register your bid you can either call Aimee Howarth on 07960123879 or write to Shoes Auction, Saddleworth Independent, PO Box 19, OL3 6WB.

The highest will be confirmed after the closing date of Monday 31st December and will receive the shoes shortly after.



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