Just to inform you all, I would be doing a ‘Turn’ for the New Sheridan Club on Wednesday 7th March 2012 at one of their monthly club nights. I’ve done a Turn before talking about academical dress but for this one I will be talking about top hats.
The talk will be based on the Guides I have written in regards to sourcing and polishing toppers but would also explain more about the history, usage and how they are made.
If you are interested, please go to The Wheatsheaf (go upstairs) on Rathbone Place (just off the TCR end of Oxford Street) in London at 7pm on the day. The talk would commence at 8pm and hopefully be finished by half past.
As it’s a NSC club night, members go for free, non-members must pay £2 unless it is their first visit. And as usual, gentlemen are reminded that ties must be worn (or you will be made to wear a nasty polyester one in ghastly colours/designs).
If you do have a top hat, please bring it with you and wear it on the night (yes, even inside as this is an exceptional occasion). I will give you an estimation as to its worth and some advice, etc.