St Albans woman’s 1,200-strong tea towel collection up for grabs

PUBLISHED: 06:35 27 April 2013

Sheila Foster with some of the 1200 tea towels she has collected over the years

Sheila Foster with some of the 1200 tea towels she has collected over the years


AN OCTOGENARIAN is selling off a whopping 1,200 tea towels this weekend that took over 36 years to collect.

Sheila Fowler’s kooky collection features designs from all over the world and different charities.

The 81 year old’s daughter Heather Foster is helping her to shift the prized possessions, many of which are holiday gifts from friends and family, to clear some space.

Sheila, who ran a sweet shop in Fleetville for 41 years with her late husband Bill, is downsizing to a ground floor flat and simply said: “Some things have got to go.”

Although the pensioner is sad to part with the trusty towels she said she does not need them any more.

The whole collection along with furniture, ornaments and books can be seen from 11am to 3pm this Saturday, April 27, at Hatfield Road Methodist Church.

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Herts Advertiser. Click the link in the orange box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Herts Advertiser