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1876: Journeyman bricklayer wins admiration of 'softer sex'

Updated: Dec 8, 2023

Kent Times - Saturday 01 April 1876


A lady, during the recent boisterous gale, was walking down the principal street with the object of attending public worship at the parish church. A violent gust of wind, just as she had proceeded half-way to her destination, capsized the "ornamental portion" of her head and completely severed the fastenings which were placed to secure it properly. She did not discover her loss, and took her seat among the congregation as usual.

A young tailor discovering the valuable adornment deposited in the middle of the road, hastened to the rescue, and left it safely in charge of a journeyman bricklayer, who was close by, but was unsuccessful in overtaking the owner.

He, however, went leisurely up the aisle of the sacred edifice, and presented it to the fair one, to the admiration and astonishment of the softer sex.



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