Home

Contact Us

sign up for he shady old lady's tweet's

join the shady old lady on facebook

rss feed RSS Feeds

IN THE NEWS

Westfield Stratford City East
Westfield Stratford City East Retail Theme

TOUR OF THE MONTH

Charles Dickens' London
Charles Dickens' London
Username:Password:
Remember me:Sign Up Now! Register»   Help

Top Hat Madness



Top Hat Madness

James Hetherington arrested for wearing a shiny structure

Location: Strand, WC2H

Description: In 1797 on the Strand in London a very strange thing happened - well, strange in this day and age but perhaps not then...

The London haberdasher James Hetherington was wandering along the strand minding his own business I'm sure, when he was accosted and arrested by the law.

But why I hear you gasp...well James was wearing a Top Hat, the first time anyone had done so in England. He was then charged with causing a breach of the peace by 'appearing on the public highway wearing a tall structure of shining lustre and calculated to disturb timid people'!

Only in London hey...


Themes: HistoricalHistorical Theme  FashionFashion Theme  QuirkyQuirky Theme
Submitted by: Jez  Jez
Ranking This Month: 1336/2612
Pages Hit This Month: 19
Link to This Page: http://www.shadyoldlady.com/location.php?loc=930
Credits: Judy Lloyd

Top Hat Madness

James Hetherington arrested for wearing a shiny structure


The Shady Old Lady points out that you can drag this map using mouse. Or visit our full massive map.


Got something to add? Write it 'ere:
Name:     Email:
Your email will ONLY be used once, to confirm the publication of your comments. We value your contribution and privacy.

Anti-spam Security: Please enter this code:
MORE LOCATIONS

Christmas under Nelson», 0.0km

A Renowned Spring Fair», 0.8km

Linley Sambourne House», 3.0km

A Bridge and a Rose», 2.0km

Playwright Hangout», 0.2km

East London's Oldest House», 4.3km

Parliament Hill Park, But Why?», 3.7km

Syon House & Gosford Park», 8.2km

Jonas Hanway's Handy Gadget», 0.8km

The River Lea Coppermill», 5.8km