This fine fellow is Henry Cyril 'Toppy' Paget, 5th Marquess of Anglesey, in costume for one of his notorious theatrical productions. Born on this day 140 years ago, the 'Dancing Marquess' is notable for having run through one of the largest fortunes in England, speeding from immense wealth to bankruptcy in the course of a short, decidedly flamboyant life. You can read the sorry saga, in outline, here. It's good to know that he was popular with the people of Bangor.
Nige, who, like Mr Kenneth Horne, prefers to remain anonymous, was also a founder blogger of The Dabbler and a co-blogger on the Bryan Appleyard Thought Experiments blog. He is the sole blogger on this one, and his principal aim is to share various of life's pleasures. These tend to relate to books, art, poems, butterflies, birds, churches, music, walking, weather, drink, etc, with occasional references to the passing scene.