I don’t think I’ve ever been inside a barber’s shop. I always tend to think of them as domains of men even though some of them are unisex these days.
Today, I was walking along Manor Street in Waterford City and found myself drawn back in time by a fleeting glimpse of contents in the window of a barber’s shop.
While wondering about these implements, I drew back and to take a look at the shop itself and was intrigued to see that it had been established in 1952. This was not long after my father was transferred to Waterford as a young bank clerk and I know he lived in ‘digs’ near to this premises and that in the 1950s he would have been getting on and off the Tramore-Waterford train at the station which is pretty much just across the road from here.
I wondered about venturing into the barbers but the sight of what seemed like a gowned customer made me think that I would be interrupting what I always think of as men’s time ~ and so often associated with Saturdays in my mind.
Perhaps some of my male readers would like to tell me more about the inner sanctum, practices and chat that’s associated with their barber’s shops here in Ireland and elsewhere in the world.
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