TRURO - Step back into the 1920s and join the staff of Truro’s “Downtown Abbey” for a traditional English Afternoon Tea.
Kim Benedict, Prue Hansen and Joan MacDonald, some of the staff of Truro’s Downtown Abbey Afternoon Tea, are ready to serve guests as they come to enjoy a traditional English Afternoon Tea.
The event is inspired by the Downton Abbey television series and will take place at St. John’s Anglican Church in Truro on Saturday, May 24, from 2 to 4 p.m.
This event will whisk you back to an era when teatime was special – china cups, finger sandwiches and scrumptious desserts.
Afternoon Tea will be served upstairs in the hall and, for those who find stairs challenging, will also be served in the parlour on the main floor. The menu will consist of close-to-traditional afternoon tea fare.
Dainty sandwiches will be served and everyone will be invited to choose any two of the four desserts being offered: Sticky toffee pudding, butter tarts, Victoria sandwich and strawberry russe.
Period dress is encouraged but not required.
The Downton Abbey television series takes place in the early 1920s. Floor-length or ankle-length dresses were still very much in vogue but the emergence of flappers was just on the horizon. If you don’t have something from the 1920s in your closet, anything that makes you feel special would be appropriate.
Tickets cost $8 in advance and are available at the church office Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday from 8:30 a.m.to 4 p.m., or on the day of the tea at the door for $10. The tea is a fundraiser for the improved accessibility building project at St. John’s.