Located on the main high street in Ogmore Vale, South Wales, Patrick’s is a traditional gentleman’s hairdressers.
The walk-in barber shop welcomes you with a comfortable seating area, newspapers and also featur
Traditional barber’s circa. 1920
High Street, Ogmore Vale High Street, Ogmore Vale
The sign of the barber’s profession is still widely kept. It is a pole with red and white stripes in a spiral around it. These stripes represent the bandage with which the barber wrapped the patient after bloodletting.
The barber’s trade is ancient. Razors have been found among Bronze Age relics. According to legend, Alexander the Great made his soldiers shave regularly so that the enemy could not grasp their beards. Egyptian men had elaborate equipment to beautify the face and hair. Barbershops in Rome and Athens were places of discussion and gossip.