Shropshire Blue Remembered Hills Tea Towel

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  • Sturdy half panama US cotton (48cm x 70cm)
  • Our special inks mean that colours last in the wash
  • Includes hanging loop
  • Designed and manufactured in the UK
  • Delivery with Royal Mail, free on orders of 2+ tea towels
  • 100-day money back guarantee if you change your mind

As he gazed from a hill in Shropshire, A.E Housman once wrote:

‘Into my heart an air that kills 

  From yon far country blows: 

What are those blue remembered hills, 

  What spires, what farms are those? 

That is the land of lost content,

  I see it shining plain, 

The happy highways where I went 

  And cannot come again.’

The collection of poems, entitled ‘A Shropshire Lad’ captures Housman’s admiration for the untouched, and, in his eyes, unspoiled landscapes of the English midlands. A place where the sky reflects the endless rolling hills causing the horizon to bleed a shimmering blue. A place where village church spires, fields ‘a’ fallow, and towering trees make up the only breaks across the landscape. This design is a celebration of that sight, and that feeling. Being surrounded by luscious green countryside as far as the eye can see is a quintessentially British phenomenon and one that Housman evoked in these lines.

With this tea towel you can now bring a glimpse of British countryside into your home as well.

Half Panama unbleached cotton (heavy weight, textured finish). Stitched on all four sides. Includes hanging loop. Measures approximately 48cm x 70cm. Machine wash at 40 degrees max. We recommend that before you use your tea towel for the first time you wash it at least once to soften up the material and make it more absorbent for drying dishes. Please note size can vary slightly.

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  • 5

    Posted by Eirian on 20th Sep 2021

    The picture reminds me of one of those old railway posters. It arrived quickly, and is really good quality. I'm going to buy a few more as presents.

  • 5

    Posted by Kathryn Price on 12th Aug 2021

    bought for a christmas present, so not given yet! A reminder that the recipient lives in a lovely county even if holidays haven't been elsewhere this year