30 Mar '12, 1pm

Saving for a rainy day

30 March, 2012 at 1:50 pm | Posted in Slug, snail, puppydog tail | Leave a comment Tags: London's shops First invented in China over 4,000 years ago when some enterprising chap took the parasol that had been used to provide shelter from the sun and waterproofed its paper cone with wax and lacquer rendering it both ugly and waterproof. Before we had a drought the umbrella’s spiritual home was London. Originally designed as an accessory for women, it took a brave soul to promote its masculine use. Enter writer and philanthropist Jonas Hanway who in the mid-18th century carried an umbrella for 30 years. His eccentric manner gave his name to the contraption – which previously had taken the Latin word ‘umbra’ meaning shade – and for a time it was referred to a ‘Hanway’. His persistence came at a price for he incurred a good deal of ridicule, Hackney carriage drivers would try t...

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