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393 Oxford Street

My London

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Oxford Street is a major thoroughfare in the City of Westminster in the West End of London, United Kingdom. It is Europe's busiest shopping street, as well as its most dense, and currently has approximately 550 shops. 

 

Henry Heath sold his Top hats from here in the 19th century. See below advert from that era!.

 

HENRY HEATH, Hat Manufacturer

393 (City end of) OXFORD STREET, LONDON ,W. 

Established in the Reign of King George the Fourth 
FASHION - Speciality. 
"AILE DE CORBEAU" - The most brilliant Silk Plush yet produced - retains it glossy brilliancy in wear. 
EXTRA QUALITY, Silk Hats (Cash Price) 17/- 
Other Qualities (Unequalled for Hard Wear) - 13/6 & 10/6 
BEST FELT HATS 7/6  9/6  &  10/6

Why wear an Ill-fitting Hat?

HENRY HEATH'S 
Successful system of Head Measurement ensures the luxury of a well-fitting Hat adapted to the form of the wearer's head. 

The principle is equally applicable to Hats selected from Stock. 
Residents in the Country can ensure a comfortable fitting Hat being forwarded by writing for HENRY HEATH'S New Measuring Band, which takes the form and size of head. Post free, with Card of Shapes, &c. Hats forwarded to any part safely in wood boxes. No extra charge.

HENRY HEATH, manufacturing his own Goods can guarantee - 1st , Their Quality; 2nd Excellence of Finish; 3rd Style; his Factory (adjoining) employs upwards of Seventy Persons. His goods cannot be procured at or through any Co-operative Stores. He has always refused to supply goods to or be in any way affiliated to them. His goods are charged Cash Prices, and will compare favourably with any Store Goods. His customers can always rely upon receiving business-like attention. 

The NARROW HAT BRUSH, 1/-, or with hard bristles at one end, 1/6. A capital Brush for keeping the brim of Hat free from dust and spots. By post, one stamp extra.

HENRY HEATH, 
HAT MANUFACTURER 
393, (City end of) OXFORD STREET, LONDON. W

 

Advertisement in Charles Dickens (Jr.), Dickens's Dictionary of London, 1879  

393 Oxford Street

My London

------------

Oxford Street is a major thoroughfare in the City of Westminster in the West End of London, United Kingdom. It is Europe's busiest shopping street, as well as its most dense, and currently has approximately 550 shops. 

 

Henry Heath sold his Top hats from here in the 19th century. See below advert from that era!.

 

HENRY HEATH, Hat Manufacturer

393 (City end of) OXFORD STREET, LONDON ,W. 

Established in the Reign of King George the Fourth 
FASHION - Speciality. 
"AILE DE CORBEAU" - The most brilliant Silk Plush yet produced - retains it glossy brilliancy in wear. 
EXTRA QUALITY, Silk Hats (Cash Price) 17/- 
Other Qualities (Unequalled for Hard Wear) - 13/6 & 10/6 
BEST FELT HATS 7/6  9/6  &  10/6

Why wear an Ill-fitting Hat?

HENRY HEATH'S 
Successful system of Head Measurement ensures the luxury of a well-fitting Hat adapted to the form of the wearer's head. 

The principle is equally applicable to Hats selected from Stock. 
Residents in the Country can ensure a comfortable fitting Hat being forwarded by writing for HENRY HEATH'S New Measuring Band, which takes the form and size of head. Post free, with Card of Shapes, &c. Hats forwarded to any part safely in wood boxes. No extra charge.

HENRY HEATH, manufacturing his own Goods can guarantee - 1st , Their Quality; 2nd Excellence of Finish; 3rd Style; his Factory (adjoining) employs upwards of Seventy Persons. His goods cannot be procured at or through any Co-operative Stores. He has always refused to supply goods to or be in any way affiliated to them. His goods are charged Cash Prices, and will compare favourably with any Store Goods. His customers can always rely upon receiving business-like attention. 

The NARROW HAT BRUSH, 1/-, or with hard bristles at one end, 1/6. A capital Brush for keeping the brim of Hat free from dust and spots. By post, one stamp extra.

HENRY HEATH, 
HAT MANUFACTURER 
393, (City end of) OXFORD STREET, LONDON. W

 

Advertisement in Charles Dickens (Jr.), Dickens's Dictionary of London, 1879  

comments (7)

  • Ray
  • Manila, Philippines
  • 26 Aug 2011, 00:26
Looks like you caught it at a quiet time, SAVO.
SAVO: To be fair it is a rare sight but this is actually a junction road. cheers
So how you captured it with so few people is a wonder! I love the street light stand. And why wear an ill-fitting hat, indeed!
SAVO: It was one of those rare days Elizabeth. I have never worn a top hat :p
  • Kala
  • United States
  • 26 Aug 2011, 05:53
Fantastic perspective and tones.
SAVO: Thank you plenty Kala
  • Chris
  • England
  • 26 Aug 2011, 06:25
A man wearing a proper topper: what a fine sight SAVO
SAVO: It is supposed to ooze class etc...meh! lol grin
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 26 Aug 2011, 07:17
I especially love that you captured the emblem on the lamp post, SAVO!
SAVO: Thank you tres much Ginnie :p
I remember being dragged down here once some years back. An experience i will not be repeating grin
SAVO: Lol. I guess they couldn't find the right size for your head then grin
  • Kay
  • United States
  • 29 Aug 2011, 01:31
I love London's history - so much to learn. Your photo has a nice angle of view and perspective!
SAVO: Thank you Kay. London is steeped in history!

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