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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

21st June 1982 Princess Diana gives birth to her first son, Prince William.

21st June 1978 Andrew Lloyd Webber and Rice's musical Evita, premiers in London

21st June 1944 Born today: Ray Davies, London, singer/guitarist (Kinks-Come Dancing)

21st June 1937 The first TV broadcast of a tennis match from Wimbledon was of a first round match between Bunny Austin and George Rogers.go to related location

21st June 1930 Born today: Peter Marshall, police commissioner (London)

21st June 1921 Born today: Jean Kent, London England, actress (Adv of Sir Francis Drake)

Lock & Co...Historical Hats



Lock & Co...Historical Hats

The oldest family-run hat shop in the world - founded 1676

Location: 6 St. James's Street, SW1A 1EF

Description: And that is a fact - this fantastic shop has been on this spot since 1765, but of course trading even longer.

The family actually invented the bowler hat in 1850 and have supplied the likes of Oscar Wilde, Frank Sinatra, Johnny Depp and more besides...

James Lock & Co is situated near St. James's Palace, and is within close vicinity of three Underground stations: Green Park, Piccadilly Circus, & Charing.

Now go find and enjoy.


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Lock & Co...Historical Hats

The oldest family-run hat shop in the world - founded 1676


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Lock did not exactly invent the Bowler. It was devised and made by the Bowler brothers in 1849, not 1950 (which is quibbling, of course) to fulfill an order from Lock. (Bob Smith)
Posted by Bob Smith on 2011-02-12
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