Birdport, Dorset, in the south of England, played host to the Hat Festival, which was celebrated last week. It is the first of its kind in Britain. It was the brainchild of the Englishman, Roger Snook, proprietor of Snooks the Hatters. As well as hats, his shop also sells snuff, suspenders, pyjamas, socks, cummerbunds and "many other accessories for the well-dressed gentleman". Are the British mad, or what?!