11 Responses PirateQueen June 17, 2012 Retronaut, you have outdone yourselves today! Reply Chris June 17, 2012 Most kind Reply Mark June 18, 2012 Must’ve been really hard to swim in a top hat and diaper! Reply james greer June 18, 2012 a friend of mine goes to brighton every christmas to swimm in the sea before chirstmas lunch it happens every chiestmas Reply Archie June 18, 2012 Second from left is far too excited to have his picture taken. Reply olc June 18, 2012 Why do I now have Electric Six running through my mind… Reply Phineas June 18, 2012 A gentleman never goes anywhere without his hat! Reply Gill June 18, 2012 It’s amusing that they think a top hat somehow lends them dignity and gravitas! Reply Red Cardinal June 23, 2012 Get a big top hat if you want to get ahead, It doesn’t really matter if you’re not at all well-bred. You’re certain to be treated as a great success, By adopting an inordinately tall head dress. As the Queen once said to Albert, ‘We are not amused by that. But one thing tickles my fancy - That’s Brunel’s big… top hat.’ Get a big top hat if you want to get ahead, He always has it off when he’s lying in bed. He wears it to the opera and the London zoo, And he’d feel undressed without it sitting on the loo. He went to the Crimea, The guns went rattatat. They shot off all the Balaclava helmets, But they couldn’t hit his big… top hat. Get a big top hat if you want to get ahead. He wore it on the happy day he first got wed. He wore it on the honeymoon day and night, And he asked her if it fitted and she said, ‘Just right’. His wife, she was delighted. He said, ‘I’m glad of that. I wouldn’t like a woman who said “No, no” To my bloody great big… top hat.’ Get a big top hat if you want to get ahead, It doesn’t really matter if you’re not at all well-bred. You’re certain to be treated as a great success, By adopting an inordinately tall head dress. Reply Ana August 13, 2012 At first I couldn’t believe this was legit. What a wonderful, infinitely amusing photo ! Reply peterjohndean May 17, 2014 Where’re I go they shout “Hello- Where did you get that hat?” Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.