10th February is apparently National Umbrella day, a day where we are supposed to recognise and celebrate the invention of the umbrella.
As the weather at the moment is pretty miserable and very wet I thought I’d theme my blog today around rain.
To celebrate the occasion I thought I’d have a go at a bit of embroidery
And here’s a few facts and stats ….
According to the Evening Chronicle the top 5 rainiest cities in the UK (http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/wettest-place-uk-answer-might-12798700) are……
- St. Davids
With Newcastle and Sunderland in joint 6th
Whilst the umbrella has its own national day 10th February there doesn’t appear to be a day devoted to the wellington boot although I guess you could go with the 1st May which was the birth day of Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, victor at the Battle of Waterloo and apparently a fashion icon, who was born in 1769 and who gave his name to the footwear.
If you want to read a brief history of the humble welly English Heritage have an article that explains its origin in military attire – http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/learn/story-of-england/georgians/invention-wellington-boot/