Dear Charles ....


ONE OF the great pleasures of being a silhouettist is the letters and emails of thanks we receive after attending an event. The letters are always the best, we do like paper! Here are few of our favourites for you to read:

Thank you for a quite spectacular entertainment. It was fascinating to see you at work and even more to receive a memento of the day. Everyone was delighted with their silhouettes.

I wanted to thank you so much for your wonderful wok last night at the Golden Jubilee Rout.  As I am sure you know the evening was a wonderful success and fun was had by all those who attended.  Most importantly The Queen enjoyed herself immensely which was proved by er not leaving until after midnight.Mr Burns's silhouettes made perfect portraits of those present which they will keep foreverThank you so much for entertaining everyone so well on Tuesday evening. Prince Michael in particular was delighted with his silhouette and made a point of taking it home with him.I think you were kind enough to flatter a number of my guestsMay I take this opportunity to thank you for your patience and understanding of our vast and varied clientele.  You are obviously accustomed to the idiosyncrasies of the Train, but could hardly have expected to be confronted by "that lot"!Many thanks for all you did to make the RYS Ball such a success. Numerous members are clutching wonderful silhouettes and comparing profiles.Back in the relative warmth of London I would like to say thank you on behalf of us all at Bentley's for the fabulous job you did at Hopetoun House last weekendWill you please personally thank Alison for her work on the night - she was much in demand - and everybody loved their silhouettes ... we received numerous compliments on the silhouette cutters who provided a novel and interesting way of entertaining.You contributed hugely to the success of a very happy day for all our familyYou were really terrific on Saturday at Anna's wedding. Terribly professional, amazingly talented. You quite stole the show and have been much talked about since.Thank you so much for all your help.The Silhouette portraits proved hugely popular and is an activity we will certainly consider for future events. I have enclosed a press cutting in which you are also mentioned.I am writing to thank you for your assistance in making this event an outstanding success and particularly for raiding to the challenge posed by the Spanish coach drivers strike!Our client was very pleased with their evening entertainment and had lots of comments on how fun and personable the three of you were.Everyone thought you were brilliant and it was lovely to go home with such happy souvenirsI know that everyone who had their silhouette cut was more than delighted at the end result, and also your obviously gifted talent.Just a quick note to say thank you very much for coming to Her Grace the Duchess of Northumberland's charity dinner, ... As ever, our guests were delighted with your silhouettes and it was a pleasure to have you there.Everyone I spoke to was absolutely thrilled with their silhouettes and marvelled at your skill and speed. Mine has pride of place on the noticeboard in my office where it will stay for some considerable time!It was lovely to see you again and to see you in action. It really is amazing how you capture the likeness so well and so quickly.Everybody enjoyed themselves and found your work fascinating (we even got somebody trying to impersonate you that evening).various other letters of thanks


Original copies of all these and many more such letters are kept in the duplicate albums. Identities of the authors have been kept hidden.


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