Just in time for the Coronation! London is a city with many iconic landmarks. Westminster in particular is a place of remarkable importance in British political history. And few places have witnessed more significant events than Westminster Abbey. Tucked behind the Houses of Parliament, it does not boast a river view or picture-perfect tower. Rather it takes its significance from its role hosting British monarchs in coronation, marriage and death – it truly is the Royal Church. Though the date of first construction is thought to be around 960 AD, the mainly Gothic structure which stands today was not built until some years later, by Edward the Confessor in 1042. Since then it has hosted almost every coronation of a British monarch, and has been the chosen venue for Royal marriages since the 1100s. It also houses the burial points of so many figures of cultural and political importance that it has gained the nickname “Britain’s Valhalla.” The Abbey’s west façade is both
- Made in the United Kingdom
- Made of 100% organic cotton
About Town Towels
Town Towels was an idea conceived during the 2020 world of pandemics, recession and Brexit division. We knew that despite all the apparent reasons to be fearful and divisive, there was – and remains – so much beauty, community spirit and reasons to look forward to the future here in the United Kingdom. Our simple plan was to display some of that beauty on the humble tea towel, by working with British designers whose work we admire. Tim Pearce ran a town guides publishing business for almost two decades beginning at the turn of the 21st century, based in Barry, South Wales. He spent time exploring beautiful market towns throughout England and Wales, dedicating countless hours to producing bespoke maps, designing advertisements for small local businesses, and researching the history and famous sons and daughters of these locations. Years later, Tim had the idea of producing tea towels that would depict locations throughout the country, and teamed up with son Luke to start the business together during the 2020 pandemic. With an enthusiasm to try new things that would help spread some positivity in what otherwise seemed like a hopeless and divisive time, they got going. After Tim put together some initial designs, and Luke built relations with other British designers, they made their first order with the manufacturers in the Midlands. Town Towels finally launched in September 2020.
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