Other Matters of Lovelock Interest

  • In the 17th Century King Charles 1 introduced the Lovelock - a long ringlet or plait usually separated from the rest of the hair, brought forward on the shoulder and tied with a ribbon or rosette. Amongst European "men of fashion" the lovelock was  apparently made to rest over the left shoulder (the heart side) to show devotion to a loved one, as in the portrait to the right, or, with considerable exaggeration, as in the engraving of Sir Thomas Meautys (1592 - 1649) to the left.

    A stricter mood influenced other English hairstyles as the
    poorer population and the Puritans wore shorter, uncurled
    haircuts under caps.

    But here's the proof that the style could still find a place in 2019:

    In the New World in 1634 the students at Harvard (they were all men) were forbidden to engage in the fashion extremes of hairdressing, including long hair, Lovelocks, and hair powdering. See also Variants on the Lovelock Surname.

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  • If you ever find yourself at a loose end in Liverpool, Lancashire you might like to make your way to Unit 6 in the Old Haymarket, postcode L1 6ER, where you will find the Coffee Shop opened by Sarah Lovelock in 2017:


    Long may the business thrive!

        Another of the Company's products, pictured on the left below, has generated a degree of on-line discussion in an attempt to discover what it is and how it was used, but all to no avail.
If you can identify it and know how it was used please let us know!

The picture on the right is a knife-grinding and sharpening machine which was another of the company's products.

Mystery Implement Knife-grinder
    Photograph Copyright Farmers Insurance, 218 South Main Street, Livingston, Montana, USA 
               Photograph Copright GracesGuides

If you think that one of the characteristics of the British is their propensity for queuing - for the bus, for tickets (for anything), at the supermarket checkout - then you will be surprised by the story of Mrs Irene Lovelock, the Anti-Queue Champion. British Pathé made a short film about her which you can view at Mrs-Lovelock - anti-queue champion. Irene also founded the British Housewives' League as a campaigning response to food shortages after the end of the Second World War.