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Sunday, 3 February 2013

ESAH Sunday Series: Colchester


Man about Town
Bad Hair Day

Mr Sadler – cousin to Mr Thomas Reeve – was a great dandy, and was most particular about the state of his dress and coiffure.  Capt. Reeve once went into the hairdresser’s shop in Colchester where he met our hero undergoing a vast deal of discomfort in order to have his hair perfectly ironed according to the fashion of the day.  Apparently he did not like being caught in the act, for he immediately rose from his seat, and looking at himself in the glass thus addressed the hairdresser in attendance: “Rather overdone Mr Fayres”.  (This saying has now become proverbial – Ed.)

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