Sorry you have missed this centreTalk. Peter Smith has been making scale models of Royal State Coaches since 1971. They are exact replicas, right down to the number of buttons on leather seats and coats of arms. Coach ceilings are in silk and the Irish State Carriage has an Indian sunburst pattern that you can only see by opening the working door and shining a torch inside. Each coach takes close to a year to build.
Peter has made more than a dozen. The models are made in the same materials as the originals. The paints he uses come from Buckingham Palace and the silks are sourced from local, mostly Indian, shops. His skill has been recognised by the Royal Family and he has met the Queen, Prince Philip and Princess Anne. He is a regular visitor to the Royal Mews in London and Windsor where he measures and checks details of the original carriages.
Thursday 13th Sept 2018 at 19:45 (doors open 19:30) @ Bourne End Community Centre.
Tickets £5 (£4 for Community Ass'n members) on the door. £4 (£3 for members) in advance from the Community Centre Office or bar or book online here
centreTalks are a fund raising activity of Bourne End (Bucks) Community Association.