Harrods – a Scary Experience

www.thelegendsoflondon.wordpress.comThe first escalator in Britain was installed in Harrod’s in 1889. A trip on the escalator was a very scary experience for the ladies and gentlemen of London’s high society, so an attendant was employed to stand at the top of the escalator with brandy and smelling salts to help the terrified shoppers cope with the ‘trauma’.

Dawn Denton ©

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