WHO PUT BELLA DOWN THE WYCH ELM T-SHIRT
A famous quotation t-shirt available in black cotton.
'Who Put Bella Down The Wych Elm.'
The Who Put Bella Down The Wych Elm T-Shirt is inspired by the mysterious and still unexplained discovery of a skull hidden in the hollow trunk of a wych elm tree in Hagley Wood, Worcestershire.
Discovered in 1943, the skull was believed to have belonged to a woman who met her end sometime in 1941, though to this day her identity remains unknown.
The phrase itself was born in 1944 when a piece of graffiti was discovered on a wall in Birmingham asking that very question. Since the early 70's, the slightly modified 'who put Bella in the witch elm' has appeared on the Hagley Obelisk, close to where the body was discovered.
Here at Hellwood most of our t-shirts are printed onto the Gildan Heavy Cotton brand of t-shirts (GD5000).
Material: 100% cotton.
- Seamless twin needle collar.
- Taped neck and shoulders.
- Tubular body.
- Twin needle sleeves and hem.
- White 170gsm.
- Colours 180gsm.
DURING THE CURRENT COVID-19 SITUATION
At present, due to lockdown restrictions impacting upon suppliers, all orders in sizes 3XL and 4XL are printed using the Creator T-Shirt from Stanley/Stella.
Unisex style, medium fit. It’s for everyone.
Single jersey, set-in sleeves. Just your standard t-shirt.
1x1 rib at neck collar, inside back neck tape in self-fabric.
Sleeve & bottom hems use a wide double-needle topstitch.
Relabelling: All Stanley/Stella products ship with branded labels removed.
Please be aware that we do not hold any items in stock. All t-shirts are printed on demand when ordered by our trusted print partners in the UK. Because of this, there is a required lead time from the date of purchase for your order to be picked, printed, packaged and dispatched.
Average lead times are between 3 and 5 working days. During exceptionally busy times (for example Christmas) production can take longer.
IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE
Due to the current lockdown situation and social distancing guidelines, workforces have been drastically reduced at every stage of the production process, from t-shirt suppliers to printers. This has had the unfortunate knock on effect of extending lead times significantly as a far smaller number of t-shirts can be produced and shipped.
Our printers are currently advising that orders can take up to 12 working days to be shipped.
While we appreciate this is far from ideal, we hope you can understand that these are exceptional circumstances and that everything that can be done is being done to get these times back down to normal levels.
Royal Mail suggest the following average delivery times.
|Destination||Average delivery time||If dispatched on||Typically delivered by||Report to us if not arrived by|
|United Kingdom||1-3 days||Monday 1st||Tuesday 2nd - Thursday 4th||Thursday 11th|
|Europe||3-5 days||Monday 1st||Thursday 4th - Monday 8th||Monday 29th|
|Anywhere else||5-10 days||Monday 1st||Saturday 6th - Friday 12th||Monday 29th|
Please note, we use First Class services within the UK, and many items can arrive extremely quickly (often 1-2 working days) however we have to advise that items can take their working day periods as stated in the average delivery time above. There is no guaranteed delivery date or tracking number available for First Class post.
Due to Royal Mail guidelines we have to allow a certain length of time for items to be delivered before they will be considered 'lost in post'. For deliveries in the UK this is 10 days, the rest of the world the wait period is 28 days. While it is rare for items to go missing, it can sometimes happen but on those rare occasions we'll do everything we can to assist and will, where necessary, arrange for a free replacement to be issued.