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Jul 23, 2022

Big wigs in Abergavenny

Wigs with curls down to the shoulders were still fashionable for men in the 18th century, when James Jones ran a business in Abergavenny which bleached goat hair for the town's wig-making industry. It all started with the king of France's hair loss when ...

the future King Charles II was living there in exile. For more about Abergavenny's wig heritage, use your mobile to scan the HistoryPoints QR codes by the entrance to the Gurkha Corner restaurant, where James Jones once owned a pub. Or click here