Sunday hat designing competition 1945

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I thought the kitchen utensil inspired hats I found a couple of days ago were bizarre but the hats in this film clip come a close second.

In 1945 a Sunday newspaper organised a hat designing competition and the inspiration for the winners reflects their war-time experiences. Tanks? Flame-throwers? Amazingly the milliners actually created these hats and found a couple of women to wear them.

This is an interesting clip from 1938: felt hats being made in a factory in Luton, Bedfordshire. And a few variations on the styling too.

You can tell that Health and Safety hadn’t been invented in this 1952 clip!

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By Catherine Murray

I'm trying to write a blogpost every day, hence 3sixtyfive blog.