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Thursday, 9 May 2013

A Tour of Our Very English Town, The Carpet of Flowers at Arundel Cathedral & Antiques in The Old Brewery Antiques Warehouses

Good Morning
Arundel Eccentrics

Friday again
where are the weeks going?

Carpet of Flowers

In 2013 the Carpet of Flowers will be open to public view on Wednesday 29th May from 9.30am to 8.00pm and on Thursday 30th May from 9.30am until celebration of Mass at 5.30pm and the Blessed Sacrament procession to the Castle. 
Many thousands of people come 
from all over the south of England
 to visit the Cathedral on these two days.

I haven't been every year, though I probably should.
Its quite something to see and such a long, local tradition.

  A huge amount of work for the team which seems to have 
remained, fairly unchanged, for very many years.

 The tradition
 has been in the town since 1877,
with only a break during the first World war.
How amazing is that?

The then, Duke of Norfolk commissioned the building of the Church

 which later became the Cathedral, and which was completed in 1873.

He was so impressed with the floral carpets of flowers

he saw in Genzano near Rome,
he introduced the custom to Arundel in 1877.

he was a handsome chap wasn't he?

photos of many  years of the carpet of flowers

The Old Brewery Antiques Warehouses

We will be down at our warehouse tomorrow
10-4 pm
Come and say "Hello"

Next door will be open too 
French Loft

Its starting to buzz down there on Saturdays again.
People are putting us on their "wandering around the town on a Saturday " map


If you've never been to Arundel before here's a little taster

ha ha you'll meet all sorts of people,

many of them quite eccentric

Now you know how our name originated.

all waiting for our antique and vintage warehouse to open...LOL

you might be forgiven for thinking I work for Arundel Tourist office

Nah I actually don't.

I just love our little town.

I started with my shop in here.

 roll on Summer

Angela our town crier

No where else quite like it is there?

Heres a video of a walk up over the hills

 in Arundel park and down to Offham.

I'm off to  my studio at the end of the garden
down by the riverside,
to work on a Victorian Bamboo chest of drawers and cabinet.

We have a cabinet featured in 
Homes and Gardens Magazine next month.

Heres a little meander around our showroom warehouse

Exciting hey?

have a great day

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