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The Bird & Pearl

April 24, 2014

How fashions change. This style led to the beginning of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds in England, Scotland and Wales.

The Hidden Wardrobe

So here it is…my favorite hat in the exhibition. It feels a little sacrilegious to say this as this hat is actually on loan from the Hereford Museum and Learning Resource Centre (If I could do a second blog on the incredible costume collection housed there I would; Over 8000 items!). I do happen to have another firm favorite from the Snowshill collection but today I wanted to put the spotlight on this showstopper. Also, if I ever decide to renounce a career in heritage and open a lovely pub somewhere then I have to acknowledge that this hat has given me the inspiration for the name of my future establishment; the Bird & Pearl…keep an eye out for it tucked among the eateries in Mumbles, Swansea in a decades time 😉

What makes this hat even more special is that it tells a significant tale. When I asked Costume…

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