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Category Archives: history

A Right Royal Year!

                      Windsor investiture! What can I say other than that, for me the last couple of weeks have been surreal. Firstly an amazing wedding in Chepstow, then just over a week later a day I will never forget all coinciding with the Queens special 90th birthday celebrations. My very own … Continue reading

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Sing a song of sixpence!

                    Tradition. Christmas is just around the corner and preparations are beginning to take place in homes all around the world, there are many traditions associated with this festive time but one of my favorites is the sixpence in your Christmas pudding. Never having been fortunate enough to find it in … Continue reading

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10 facts about St George!

ST GEORGES DAY.                 This Thursday sees the arrival of St Georges day 23rd April in our calander. More and more these events are becoming extremely popular and are given a commercial boost. Thinking about England and its traditions are a way of preserving our history, this got me thinking that I`d like … Continue reading

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Reasons why we drink mulled wine.

                  Mulled wine week at Shirt Sleeves. It has been tradition at Shirt Sleeves for many years to have mulled wine and mince pies served in our store to our customers on the first week in December. So I thought it would be interesting to do some research on the history of … Continue reading

“Black Friday” uncovered as an urban myth!

                      The infamous “Black Friday” has become here in the UK a yearly occurrence and us Brits have taken to it with huge enthusiasm and lets be honest who wouldn`t!  A win win situation for both the retailer and clientele, with gigantic discounts across the board, a real shoppers delight! … Continue reading

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