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Old Father Thames tea towel

Old Father Thames tea towel

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A classic British tea towel of my painting Old Father Thames.

My Old Father Thames tea towel shows my 2024 painting of the river from source to sea,- and there's no sewage in sight!

The Thames flows through every vein of English history. The river, and its many tributaries, are as important in the history of England as the Nile is to Egypt.

In the top left hand corner there's Old Father Thames at the river's source. As it flows east through the villages and towns of southern England I have included some activities, history and nature - fish, birds and animals. There are cultural references including "The Wind in the Willows",  the Piper at the Gates of Dawn, and Jerome K Jerome’s “Three Men in a Boat”. Look out for King Henry VIII at Hampton, Elizabeth I at Tilbury and mudlarking near Westminster. There's wild swimming, fishing, boating and more! 

These tea towels are currently being produced and should be ready for posting to you sometime in July. Pre-order now to ensure you get one!

Thames tea towel product details

  • Size 500mm x 750 mm
  • Full colour edge to edge print
  • Printed and hand stitched in Lancashire, England
  • 100% cotton
  • Hanging loop
  • Machine wash 30°C

Shipping and delivery

This website takes orders from UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Denmark, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

If you are not in these countries and you would like to make a purchase, please get in touch with me directly.

Posting your order

Typically, orders for physical products placed after 12pm on Friday, and on Saturday or Sunday will not be posted until Monday at the earliest. I use Royal Mail to dispatch your order.

If you have ordered multiple items, I will try to post everything together. Occasionally, this is not possible, in which case they will be dispatched in separate packages.

Digital files will typically be transferred to customers within 24 hours via email using WeTransfer, the file transfer website.

Buying an original painting? Please choose the tracked option!

UNITED KINGDOM (incl. Channel Islands, Isle of Man)

  • UK Royal Mail second class – 3 to 5 working days (can be longer at busy times of year)
  • UK Royal Mail tracked next day special delivery – next day by 1pm

If you choose a tracked delivery, I will be notified with your Royal Mail tracking number when your parcel has been dispatched.


IMPORTANT! All international orders are shipped duties unpaid. Orders shipped outside of the UK may be subject to customs, taxes and duties. This cost is the responsibility of the customer and is payable on receipt of goods. Please check your local customs tax and duty costs as duties must be paid before the goods are released.

Royal Mail International Tracked service (7-14 days)

Royal Mail International Tracked service (7-14 days)

EUROPE (Rep of Ireland, France, Germany and Denmark only)
Royal Mail International Tracked service (7-14 days)

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