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World Museum Tour- The Virtual Tea Towel Museum.

I am very pleased to be a guest on The Virtual Tea Towel Museum blog. I first saw the museum mentioned on twitter last year and I do love a good novelty tea towel and museums. Run by Barbara it is a virtual wonderland of various tea towels, hints and tips to keep them at their best and a look into Barbara's vast collection plus various guest posts, information about the special collections which contains a wonderful story about Jean Mackenzie's life and her tea towel collection. 
I chose to talk about my Charles and Diana tea towels which I found in a charity shop. I started to find and collect bits of Charles and Diana memorabilia about ten years ago for the 'It is so bad, it is good' value. I like the painted likenesses and the various items that were made.  Visit The Virtual Tea Towel Museum HERE. Read the blog HERE. Read about my tea towels HERE. I am in The Royal Collection. Read the Museum Guide HERE.

Exhibitions- Shouldn’t Throw Stones –The View of a Night Watchman at Alexander Park- St. Helens.

I was very excited to see this exhibition as more than anything I wanted to see inside ex Pilkingtons what was Head Office. I went there quite a bit when I was little as there was a glass museum and the lake had a fountain and carp that ate bread. It is one of those places that has always been there and looms for miles over the horizon. 
Information about the exhibition can be foundHERE and HERE.
A bit about Pilkingtons from Historic England.
'Pilkington Brothers was founded in St Helens in 1826 by William Pilkington, the son of a doctor. The company quickly grew in size due to the building boom stimulated by the Industrial Revolution, and also due to Pilkingtons' research and development into improving its window glass, which later led to it expanding into other glass products. At the height of its success in the mid-C20, Pilkingtons was one of the biggest producers of flat glass in the world, employing 25,000 people in various countries. It is this success that led to the const…