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Vintage WW1 tea party held

By Ashbourne News Telegraph  |  Posted: August 12, 2014

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HULLAND and District WI recently held a vintage tea party to commemorate the start of the First World War, with the proceeds to be given to the Soldiers', Sailors' and Airmen's Families Association (SSAFA).

President Kath Horsley said the event had "exceeded all expectations," with all 120 tickets being sold to local people of all ages.

She expressed her thanks to everyone who attended, WI members and husbands, and to Waitrose, Richard Ormsby and others who had all contributed to make the date so successful.

Derbyshire WI chairman Chrissie Booth and other members of the federation joined in the fun.

The Millennium Hall was decked out in true vintage style with flags, some dating from war-time, and a WW1 memorabilia display provided by local people.

There was a true community spirit in the room, with tables laid out in a street party fashion.

Tea hostesses dressed in old-style tea shop black and white outfits served a delicious tea of sandwiches, cakes and hot drinks on bone china cake stands and crockery generously loaned by WI members.

An extremely well-stocked tombola proved a great success and children played games outside on a day when the sun shone brightly.

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