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Shop sign from 'Fred Bridson The Hat Centre'

Date made: 20th century

Maker: unknown

Description: This sign came from Fred Bridson's shop, 'The Hat Centre' in Douglas.

It is made of back-painted glass, with applied mirrored gold lettering.

Fred Bridson's hat shop was a family-owned business located on Stand Street. Many people still remember the giant hat which hung outside. The premises were demolished to make way for the Strand Centre development, a victim of changing fashion tastes and new trends in retailing, which saw the decline in small family businesses and the growth of large department stores.

Measurements: 18 x 93.5 x 4.5 cm

Materials: gilding, glass, metal: iron, metal: plated, wood

Object name: shop sign

Collection: Social History Collection

ID Number: 2001-0211


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