TREASURED tea-services and tiered cake stands were brought out of storage on Saturday, as Ashbourne Shire Horse Society president Carol Frost hosted a fund-raising tea party.
The event, at St Oswald's Church Hall, helped to gather in £875 for the society, which organises the Ashbourne Show each year.
More than 70 people attended the event, including Brian and Margaret Oven, parents of society chairman Peter Oven, who staged a display of old farming implements and rural artefacts.
Former News Telegraph reporter Mrs Frost said: "It was a lovely, friendly afternoon and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.
"It would not have been possible without a fantastic team of helpers and especially those who worked so hard in the kitchen. I would like to thank all of them, and all who donated food and many prizes, including local businesses, family and friends."
The society's next event will be the pre-show social evening in the members' marquee at Osmaston Polo Ground on Thursday, August 14.
The 123rd annual Ashbourne Show will be held on Saturday, August 16.
The main ring attraction this year will be the Moto Stunts Display Team and the usual entries of shire horses, livestock, homecraft and handicraft will be on display, along with the Women's Institute tent and other local clubs.
To find out more about the show, call general secretary Andrea Adams on 01889 507497 or e-mail enquiries @ashbourneshow.co.uk