Wednesday 5 May 2010

Billingsgate Fish Market porter's hat.

This 19th Century Billingsgate Fish Market porter’s hat is for sale at M. Goldstein opposite my house, but it took Claire Dwyer-Hogg to mention it on the radio for me to find out ....
Wood, leather and hobnail in construction. The flat top was so that cases of fish could be carried on top of the head and the wide brim directed fish guts away from the face.