If you want to make a future-proof investment then buy bunting. It seems like colourful flags on a bit of string are able to stand the test of time and fickle changes in fashion.
According to retailers consumer demand for bunting is running at record levels ahead of the royal wedding. Morrisons estimates that it will sell 182,850 metres over Easter.
But take a look at this picture taken in 1892 – the third in our Chislehurst’s Past series. The High Street is covered with it, hung to celebrate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee.
Thanks to Bromley Libraries and Ideal Homes for permission to reproduce the photograph.
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