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Title
 
Beret and Sunglasses
Description
 
A beret and sunglasses worn by Ray Burns, of South Norwood, when he played bass guitar with The Damned in the late 1970s. Ray joined The Damned after he met the drummer in the Fairfield Halls, where he worked as a toilet cleaner. he assumed the name Captain Sensible and took to wearing a beret and sunglasses. They protected his eyes and hair when the band played live. Like most punk bands, The Damned were often spat at by their audiences.
Object Name
 
hat, sunglasses
Date
 
1975-80
Physical Description
 
Red wool beret with plastic band. Lined with black acetate fabric. Embroidered logo on wool. Sunglasses.
Material
 
wool, synthetic fibre, plastic
Measurements
 
whole (beret) : 260 x 260 x 260 mm
Associated Object Number
 
M/2004/38
Theme
 
Work & Play | Arts & Crafts
Location
 
Museum of Croydon | Area 5 | Kiosk 3
Type
 
Museum Objects
Repository
 
Croydon Museum and Heritage Service