Macclesfield Community History

Old Hats page

At our Museum Of Hats exhibition on Saturday-Sunday 24-25th, Nov 2018, 10am-4pm, at the Anglican Church Hall in Venables Street, many preserved photos were used in advertising the event, and photos were taken on the day.

Many of these hats are authentic replicas from the Victorian era, made by Jessie Ratledge.

Enjoy!

Going Away Outfit Erica and Trevor Calaby 6 Feb 1965

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Horse Show hat

"Going Away" Outfit, Erica and Trevor Calaby 6 Feb 1965       and    Macclesfield Horse Show hat, year unknown.
Susan Woenne-Green and Von Richardson hats
Susan Woenne-Green and Von Richardson hats
Museum of Hats photographs
Museum of Hats, November 2018

In the photo above, left to right:-

Straw hat with feathers, 1870’s – this would be worn at the front of the head as her hair would be in a chignon with ringlets hanging down the back of the head.

Pink silk velvet, 1860’s – note the Mary Stuart shape that was very popular in that era.

Blue silk velvet bonnet – this sits on top of the head with ribbons left hanging. The shaped back was to accommodate the bun that would have been at the top back of the head.

Top right:- Bruce Kelly’s Derby and Top Hats were on loan.
Top Hat - A top hat, beaver hat, high hat, silk hat, cylinder hat, chimney pot hat or stove pipe hat, sometimes also known by the nickname "topper", is a tall, flat-crowned, broad-brimmed hat, worn by men from the latter part of the 18th to the middle of the 20th century. From Wikipedia.
Bowler Hat, also known as a billycock, bob hat, bombín or derby (USA), is a hard felt hat with a rounded crown, originally created by the London hat-makers Thomas and William Bowler during 1849. It has traditionally been worn with semi-formal and informal attire. Also from wikipedia.

Museum of Hats photographs
Museum of Hats, November 2018
Aunt Ede Whitrow & Gran Mead
Betty White's (nee McNamara) Gran Mead and her sister Ede Whitrow on the left, dressed for a wedding.
Museum of Hats photographs
Museum of Hats, November 2018
Centenerary Ladies Committee 1937
Macclesfield Centenerary Ladies Committee 1937
Museum of Hats photographs
Museum of Hats, November 2018
Dorrie Calaby & Maxine Barnett
Dorrie Calaby & Maxine Barnett on a day out in Adelaide.

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Museum of Hats photographs
Museum of Hats, November 2018
Jo Calaby & Jessie Calaby
Jo Calaby & Jessie Calaby at church.
Museum of Hats photographs
Museum of Hats, November 2018
Myrtle Passfield nee Schmidt
Myrtle Passfield (nee Schmidt) on the left.
Museum of Hats photographs
Museum of Hats, November 2018
Phil & Kay Stubbs, Margaret,Kym & Max Smith
Phil & Kay Stubbs, Margaret, Kym & Max Smith
Museum of Hats photographs
Museum of Hats, November 2018
Vera Yates standing Daphne Fox, Cath Fox & Dorrie Calaby
Vera Yates standing Daphne Fox, Cath Fox & Dorrie Calaby
William Calaby & Claude Buck with Wippet car
William Calaby & Claude Buck with Wippet car

 


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