Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Clearing Photos 5

Long before I was born, City Hatters was trading here at Flinders Street Station in what was the Station Master's office. Long may it trade on. I believe it is owned by Henry Bucks.


  1. I remember that. Up there with the puppet wot tapped on the window. (Forgotten what shop it was.)

  2. Alexanders has been suggested in a comment LS, but now a chocolate shop in Block Arcade. http://highriser.blogspot.com/2008/11/tapping-man.html

  3. Anonymous9:10 pm

    Heh, funny I remember City Hatters too, didn't know it was owned by Henry Buck though, interesting.

    Always remembered as a kid the bowler hats shown in the window, and fascinated by them.


  4. Henry Bucks owning it surprised me too Michelle. I confess to have never looked in the window.

  5. Anonymous12:14 am

    I used to like looking in the window when I was a kid too! I loved all the different hats. V.

  6. Clearly I have missed something in life V. I better look in the window soon.

  7. When we see old photos of the CBD, races or any crowd, every man wears a proper hat.
    Those were the days.
    I bought a hat there - a white Akubra Stetson (it was the 80's and that's my excuse) and a white hat has to have a disaster, so I took it back to ask them to clean off the black oil spot and they said "just dab it with eucalyptus oil".

    I was sceptical of course, but hey presto! snow white hat again.
    Have used that trick for many other disasters with great success.
    Lobg may they reign.

  8. A Stetson! At least you offered an excuse. Eucalyptus oil has magical properties. I am about to clean our shopping list white board with it.