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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

20th October 2003 Singer Amy Winehouses's debut album Frank released.

20th October 1968 Comedian Bud Flanagan died in Kingston, London, aged 72.go to related location

20th October 1953 Actor Sir John Gielgud was arrested for cruising in a public lavatory.

20th October 1904 Born today: Anna Neagle, London Engld, actress (London Melody, Nurse Edith Cavell)

20th October 1862 Murderer Catherine Wilson hanged at Newgate Gaol, the last woman hanged in public in Britain.go to related location

20th October 1822 1st edition of London Sunday Times

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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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