My Ancestor Made Hats - A One-hour Lecture on 9 March

Where did you get that hat? Where did you get that tile? 

Until the advent of the motor-car, no-one was ‘properly dressed’ without their hat be it topper, flat cap, wideawake or bowler and many of our ancestors were responsible for making those hats.   

This one-hour lecture explores the history of the manufacture of hats from felt, the silk top hat, straw hats from Luton and Bedfordshire to the hatting town of Stockport - as well as fashionable confections produced by milliners.

With Adele Emm  on Wednesday, 9 March at 2pm. Cost £8.00/£6.40 SoG members. Places should be pre-booked, either through our website or by telephone: 020 7553 3290. Do you have a question? email the events department.

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