Oi Polloi


Published: Fri Apr 26 2013

Flash Gordon

Whereas today certain low-down thrill seekers get their kicks stood on motorway bridges, opening their macs for all to see, back in the Victorian era it wasn’t uncommon to see an uncouth, ruddy faced young man sweating nervously at the roadside before baring his ankles to passing carriages. Horses bolted in horror, fainting women of high society would have to be fanned back to consciousness and monocles would burst from the shocked eyes of top-hatted gentlemen. This chap you’re looking at is one such ankle bearer, so if you see him please approach with caution… or at least buy him some socks.