A dispute between two members of the St Paul’s congregation found a public stage when this notice was placed in The Observer on 12 March 1881. “A lady correspondent thinks that if Miss Lily R., who sits in Mr. T's pew at St. Pauls' Church, would kindly wear a smaller hat, it would enable those sitting behind to see the pulpit and possibly the clergyman, as well as being more in keeping with other parts of her dress, and the occasion.”