By the 1930’s, every suburban high street had a branch of the menswear retailer, Burton, with “Montague Burton, the Tailor of Taste” inscribed on the building. At the end of WW2 every British serviceman was entitled to a new three piece suit, many of them made by Burton, and this is where the term “The Full Monty” comes from. This building is just visible from the war memorial and I have wondered what it must have been like for those who were able to return and claim those demob suits, seeing the names of their friends inscribed on stone as they stood there on Remembrance Day.
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