The House of The Tailor of Gloucester

The House of The Tailor of Gloucester

The House of the Tailor of Gloucester is on target to open at Easter 2007. Today, 3rd February we were honoured with a visit from Patricia Routledge who kindly opened the new shop kitchen.

Later a presentation was made to . and Julie Tailor.

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Patricia Routledge C.B.EThe Tailor of Gloucester was first published in 1903. It is traditionaly read to children on Christmas eve, just before bed time.
This book tells the story of a poor sailor, his cat, and the mice that live in his shop. He has many scraps of cloth and ribbons left over that are too small for any practical use.
The mice take these and make fine clothes for themselves. The tailor sends his cat Simpkin to buy food and a twist of cherry-coloured silk for a coat the mayor has commissioned for his wedding.
While the cat is gone, he frees the mice from teacups where Simpkin has imprisoned them. When Simpkin returns and finds his mice gone, he hides the twist in anger.
When the tailor falls ill, the mice save the day by completing the coat.


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Patricia Routledge C.B.E

Tailor of Gloucester


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