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From: Malcolm Shaw <>
Subject: Re: [CHS] Non-genealogy - Hats
Date: Wed, 09 Mar 2005 18:08:18 -0700
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So I wasn't too far off with a hat called a "blocker". I cannot remember
Dad wearing such a hat, but I do recall him using the word.
Many thanks for your help, very much appreciated.
Mrs L. McCulloch wrote:
> Dear Malcolm, I was chatting to a member today when I was at Alderley
> Edge Research rooms and he said his Father wore a 'blocker'. It was a
> kind of bowler hat which was quite tough and solid, always black and
> his dad wore it for funerals. The rest of the family teased him when
> he wore it as he usually wore a flat cap. I would guess the name comes
> from the manufacturing process when the hat was made on a block of
> wood. The Stockport Hat Museum people could probably tell us more.
> Regards, Lyn