“An ill wind that blows nobody good”

The proverb has been verified in the opinion of the hatters of Dover; for during the late tremendous gale when so many persons were attracted to the beach, to gaze upon the rude “imperious surge”, sixteen gentlemen returned minus their upper coverings which were borne away irrecoverably to add to the treasures of the deep and, in the language of the Rejected Addresses they “lost the felt and felt what they had lost.”

(Kentish Gazette 12 Oct 1832 p.3 col.4)