Events: Talents of Windsor 2003

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Signing at Talents of Windsor on Saturday 25th October 2003 from 11am -3pm

Talents of Windsor, 12 Church Street, Windsor, Berkshire. Tel: 01753 831459.
(The entrance to Church Street is opposite the visitor gate to Windsor Castle.)

Themes will be based on actual shops in Windsor and Eton. The latter is home to the famous Eton College, former school of Princes William and Harry and 18 British Prime Ministers! It is about a 15 minute walk from Talents, along Eton High Street from Windsor's pedestrian-only Thames Bridge. The new Signing System will be in operation with short numbered runs of around 10 pieces.

Make a day or weekend of it ...

VISIT WINDSOR CASTLE a stone's throw from Talents and voted one of the Seven Wonders of Britain. The Semi-State Apartments designed by George IV, and used by The Queen for official entertaining, are only open in the winter, including October 25th! Many say they are more sumptuous than even the State Apartments. The Queen's Coronation Robes are on display until January 4th. Allow at least two hours.

BRING THE KIDS TO LEGOLAND - this theme park with a huge range of attractions and interactive rides is open until 2nd November. On the evenings of 24th, 25th and 26th October there is a spectacular Bionicle firework display. Allow 6-7 hours for a full visit!

TAKE A BOAT TRIP ON THE RIVER THAMES - 35 minutes or two hours.

HAVE A HORSE-DRIVEN CARRIAGE RIDE around Windsor and Windsor Great Park - 30 minutes or 1 hour. Or an open-topped bus tour across the area.

BE ENTERTAINED AT THE THEATRE ROYAL - on October 25th (at 4.45pm and 8pm) Ray & Michael Cooney's new farce, "Tom Dick and Harry" with Bradley Walsh, Joe Pasquale, Louise Jameson and other household names, will be playing on its World Premiere run. On 26th October for one night only The Temperance Seven, a 40 year old band, will be doing a gig - remember them?!

OR JUST ENJOY the shopping, cafes and restaurants in this lovely historic town.


AND FINALLY... take tea with Hazle after in the CROOKED TEA ROOMS.

Signing Specials

A selection of paintings launched on the day, created for this site in 2006:

Aladdin Caleys 1866 Caleys Ascot Hats
Aladdin Caleys 1866 Caleys Ascot Hats

Aladdin LP10
Windsor's Theatre Royal panto for the upcoming season seemed the ideal choice. A great genie and lamp from painter Chris McAllister! On Northampton.

Caleys 1866 LP7
Dating from when Mrs Caley founded the shop, dressmakers often made individual clothes behind a ready-to-wear millinery. Now owned by the John Lewis Partnership, I believe it is the only JLP store with its original name and still retains some Royal warrants. On Liverpool M&S.

Caleys Ascot Hats ONP
Mrs Caley's speciality is shown with modern hats. The nearby Royal Ascot week in mid June, attended by The Queen, is a highlight of the racing year. On London Prospect.

Blazers & Boaters Carpenters' Arms Woods
Blazers & Boaters Carpenters' Arms Woods of Windsor

Blazers & Boaters LP10
Eton College is by a stretch of the river Thames and rowing is a popular sport, hence the oars, bunting and straw boaters in the windows. On Bath Abbey Green.

Carpenters' Arms ONP
Built in 1518 and always used as a pub. Once famed for its dungeons and passages to Windsor Castle, this is now Talents' local hostelry. Carpenters, who gathered here in medieval times when their skills were much in demand, are portrayed in etchings on the windows. On Canterbury Bakery.

Woods of Windsor ONP
This firm began as an apothecary in 1770 and had many Royal warrants. From an attic of old recipes, Woods now export their signature English floral fragrances to over 50 countries. On Bath Chemist.

Fudge Kitchen Corner Garage
Fudge Kitchen & Coffea AA Corner Garage

Fudge Kitchen & Coffea ONP
As seen on the Windsor Walk, these are the current traders in these old, leaning buildings at 21-22 Thames Street. On Windsor Thames Street.

AA Corner Garage LP5
The small independent garage once found on many corners! (So you could drive your car round the back... ). AA is for Automobile Association, an early national breakdown service. On Birmingham Garage.

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