Sunday afternoon teas in Prestbury Village Hall between now and September 27 are seriously refreshing . . . and creamy, writes Barry Hook.
And it’s a fair bet they have been that way ever since they were started over 30-years ago. It was the men and boys choir who hit on the idea as a means of swelling funds.
These days, the organisation of the teas has been taken-over by the social committee of the church. Each Sunday the Village Hall is turned-over to a charity.
The charity provides the waitresses, the kitchen staff and, of course, the delicious home-made sandwiches, cakes and biscuits. The crockery, cutlery and kitchen facilities are provided by the hall. Whatever funds are raised by sales of the delicious fare, are kept by the charity.
Gerry Porter and Jennifer Whaley organise the rota of the benefitting charities and, last month, we went along on the Sunday when the charity was Hampers of Hope.
Take heed. It was no bun fight. Everything was meticulously organised. Choose your cake, pay at the desk and miraculously, your pot of hot, refreshing tea arrives at your table.
Crumbs! Does one put the milk in first or is it the tea? Let’s have a quick look around at our fellow tea drinkers. Have they extended their little fingers?
Thankfully, none of this mattered at this pleasant social gathering.
Now, please excuse us but our tea is getting cold and we can wait no longer for the calorific explosion which our cakes will cause. Yummy.
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