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Location: Worthing, West Sussex, United Kingdom

I went to St Martin's School of Art in London.. I have been a dancer, a wig maker and was Deputy Wig and Makeup Master at the Royal National Theatre for 21 years. Latterly in Cornwall I was a Civil Servant, now semi-retired due to disability. I have moved from Cornwall due to my mother's health .

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Widor , HRH Princess Margaret and the Poltimore Tiara

I have just added a new section to my music. It's number 10 and is by Charles Widor (pronounced Vidor).. His 'Toccata' some of you may recognise from Princess Margaret's wedding to Anthony Armstrong Jones, on 6th May 1960.

It has to be one of my most favourite classical pieces.. I hope you like it.

The pics are just a bit of bling to remind people how stunning Princess Margaret once was.. A true beauty who in her time could challenge the looks of Diana.

The Poltimore Tiara which Princess Margaret wore for her wedding above... I think looks so different without a head under it LOL.. and could also be dismantelled from the frame and worn as a necklace, the centre diamond becoming a drop, with the bottom of the tiara framing the neck. It was unusual in as much as it was a diadem tiara and not open at the back as most were.

It was sold on 17th June 2007, it's estimated value of between £150,000.00 and £200,000.00 was topped by the end bid of £924,000.000, by a chinese business person and has now been re-homed in China.


Blogger Margarets designer cards said...

Very interesting and lovely music glad you have got it all working. Margaret

Wednesday, July 07, 2010  
Blogger Ann said...

this takes me back! I was off school the day of Princess Margarets wedding after having a tooth out.


Thursday, July 22, 2010  
Blogger Jenny said...

I worked at the Church Army College in Sheffield for a while. The College was built on the site of the old Notre Dame school, long gone now, and the area had become one of the red light areas. The college was officially opened by the Princess and there is a photo of her, accompanied by the Archibishop of Canterbury on the day of the official opening. The photographer certainly didn't know the area as the shot was taken on the pavement outside the College, and apparently shows the Princess and the Archbishop leaving one of the "establishments" opposite. Jenny

Wednesday, August 18, 2010  

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