The Renovation of Tilf Glozier's Barbershop Chair

Glozier's were the barbers in Wivenhoe from 1902 until the 1970s

Peter Hill

Mick Green and his father's barbershop chair after restoration in 2019
Picture taken fom the BBC television production The Repair Shop
Tilf Glozier Senior and Junior outside their shop (now an estate agent) opposite the Greyhound Public House in the High Street.
Wivenhoe Memories Collection

Around 1902, Tilford Henry Glozier opened a barbershop at 61 High Street with his wife Maggie. Later, their son, also called Tilford but generally called Tilf, took over the business. The business had expanded since its early beginnings to also selling tobacco and tobacco products as well as cutting ladies hair in styles fashionable at the time.

Tilf Glozier died in 1979 and his son Mick Glozier inherited his father’s barbershop chair. He had attempted to restore it himself during the years that followed. In 2019 he took it to The Repair Shop where an expert restored if for him.

This was all captured in the popular television series made by the BBC –  see this episode:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m00085bb/the-repair-shop-60-min-versions-episode-24

See also:   Glozier’s Hairdressers and Tobacconists

 

This page was added on 06/10/2019.

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