Tin Clad Knight Stands Guard Duty Over Parking Lot (Jul, 1934)

Tin Clad Knight Stands Guard Duty Over Parking Lot

COMPLETELY encased in glittering armor from his helmeted head to his tin clad toes, an English car park attendant is furnishing a quaintly medieval note to a distinctly modern scene.

Daily he stands guard over the automobiles parked at the Tudor House in the Kentish town of Bearsted, moving cumber-somely about his duties, clad in his unusual costume.

Tourists visiting the district for the first time have the curious feeling that the pages of history are being turned backward.

4 comments
  1. StanFlouride says: July 28, 20088:34 am

    And his portly silhouette resembles that of most rent-a-cops I’ve ever seen, in any garb.

  2. Eli says: July 28, 20089:08 am

    “Scratche ye paynte and yr tippe wille be withehelde, yon varlet.”

  3. rsterling78 says: July 28, 20087:56 pm

    There’s a Monty Python sketch here somewhere.

  4. Torgo says: July 30, 20085:45 pm

    I like the picturesque-ness of this.

    But if this was done in NY they would hire a homeless guy for the day, stick him in the suit, and pay him with a can of soup at the end of the day.

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