Top Hat Dry Cleaners

1968 Prices to Celebrate 40th Anniversary

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Top Hat Dry Cleaners - 1968 (above) and 2008 (below)

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What were you doing in 1968? Enjoying the “Summer of Love”? Worrying about Prime Minister Harold Wilson, Enoch Powell or the new NHS prescription charges? Or mourning the loss of Bobby Kennedy or Martin Luther King?

Closer to home, current Top Hat owner Mike Moran enjoyed jelly and ice cream at his 3rd birthday party while his father Mike senior opened Top Hat Dry Cleaners on Chiswick High Road.

2008 marks the 40th anniversary of the shop’s launch and, in a world where businesses constantly come and go, 40 years really is something to celebrate.

To mark the occasion Mike is offering 1968 prices for a couple of hours on Saturday June 21st, to coincide with the Devonshire Road ‘Summer Festival’.

Not only will Top Hat offer suits at ‘ten bob’ (50 pence)* and jumpers at ‘half-a-crown’ (12.5 pence) *limited to two items per person, but the shops along Devonshire Road will have special offers and freebies all day long.

Another Chiswick stalwart, Sam’s Brasserie is supporting the anniversary by supplying a special birthday cake to supplement 1960’s sweets for the little ones and 1968 prices for Mum and Dad!

Devonshire Road Summer Festival 2008

June 17, 2008