London haberdasher John Hetherington nearly caused a riot when he wore the first tophat into the Strand on Jan. 15, 1797:        An excited throng gathered about the owner and the crowd soon increased to such a dangerous extent that the authorities had to interfere. The next morning the daring haberdasher was brought before the Lord Mayor charged with ‘walking down a public highway wearing upon his head a tall structure having a shining lustre calculated to alarm

London haberdasher John Hetherington nearly caused a riot when he wore the first tophat into the Strand on Jan. 15, 1797: An excited throng gathered about the owner and the crowd soon increased to such a dangerous extent that the authorities had to interfere. The next morning the daring haberdasher was brought before the Lord Mayor charged with ‘walking down a public highway wearing upon his head a tall structure having a shining lustre calculated to alarm

The very first top hat was worn by John Hetherington, a London haberdasher. He was fined £50 the first time he wore his new creation, for causing a disturbance

The very first top hat was worn by John Hetherington, a London haberdasher. He was fined £50 the first time he wore his new creation, for causing a disturbance

( DAME NELLIE Opera Singer ) MELBA - A Biography - JOHN HETHERINGTON

( DAME NELLIE Opera Singer ) MELBA - A Biography - JOHN HETHERINGTON

To show you how this technique works, we searched for a bench badly in need of flattening. We found a doozie in the workshop of John Hetherington, ...

To show you how this technique works, we searched for a bench badly in need of flattening. We found a doozie in the workshop of John Hetherington, ...

BATTLEFIELDS OF EUROPE - 2013. Travel to the Battlefields of France and Belgium with John Hetherington to visit famous WW1 and WW2 sites.  This tour is designed for anyone who would like to know more about the sacrifices made by our brave soldiers of the two world wars. Tour Dates: July 15-26, 2013.  See the brochure for complete details. Contact:  John Hetherington at: 705-497-3992 Email: jhetherington@cogeco.ca or historyguy62@hotmail.com  Or call: Verstraete Travel: 1.800.565.9267

BATTLEFIELDS OF EUROPE - 2013. Travel to the Battlefields of France and Belgium with John Hetherington to visit famous WW1 and WW2 sites. This tour is designed for anyone who would like to know more about the sacrifices made by our brave soldiers of the two world wars. Tour Dates: July 15-26, 2013. See the brochure for complete details. Contact: John Hetherington at: 705-497-3992 Email: jhetherington@cogeco.ca or historyguy62@hotmail.com Or call: Verstraete Travel: 1.800.565.9267

OAK HARBOR, Wash. (June 13, 2014) Lt. Cmdr. Shane Jones, from Toledo, Ohio, assigned to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island's Search and Rescue unit, pilots an MH-60S Knighthawk above the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Nimitz is underway hosting friends and family day, an event where nearly 400 civilian guests joined the ship's crew for a special one-day underway. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Hetherington)

OAK HARBOR, Wash. (June 13, 2014) Lt. Cmdr. Shane Jones, from Toledo, Ohio, assigned to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island's Search and Rescue unit, pilots an MH-60S Knighthawk above the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Nimitz is underway hosting friends and family day, an event where nearly 400 civilian guests joined the ship's crew for a special one-day underway. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Hetherington)

Dame Nellie Melba biographer John Hetherington published 1993.

Dame Nellie Melba biographer John Hetherington published 1993.

Tokum - Run named for the building; Tokum Corners. An #oldschool #skibum building lived in by locals John Hetherington, George Benjamin (pictured) and many others. But where did "Tokum" come from?

Tokum - Run named for the building; Tokum Corners. An #oldschool #skibum building lived in by locals John Hetherington, George Benjamin (pictured) and many others. But where did "Tokum" come from?

The Top Hat Riot of 1797

The Top Hat Riot of 1797

STUDENTS - YOU ARE INVITED TO EXPLORE THE BATTLEFIELDS OF EUROPE WITH JOHN HETHERINGTON AND VERSTRAETE TRAVEL    11-DAY STUDENT TOUR 2012 – July 2 – 12, 2012  View our video on the Canadian Military History website:  //www.canadianmilitaryhistory.ca/    Reserve your space today by calling the Aurora office at: 1.800.565.9267 or email: aurora@verstraete.com    www.verstraete.com

STUDENTS - YOU ARE INVITED TO EXPLORE THE BATTLEFIELDS OF EUROPE WITH JOHN HETHERINGTON AND VERSTRAETE TRAVEL 11-DAY STUDENT TOUR 2012 – July 2 – 12, 2012 View our video on the Canadian Military History website: //www.canadianmilitaryhistory.ca/ Reserve your space today by calling the Aurora office at: 1.800.565.9267 or email: aurora@verstraete.com www.verstraete.com

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