Teatime treat for all the family at the United Reformed Church hall

Hannah Longhurst, left, and Lucy Slessor enjoy afternoon tea

Hannah Longhurst, left, and Lucy Slessor enjoy afternoon tea

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A WOMAN is hoping to rekindle some traditional British spirit with a vintage tea party society.

Lucy Slessor, of Elgar Way, Stamford, will host the first tea party on Saturday, May 19 at the United Reformed Church hall in Star Lane.

Lucy, who runs a marketing firm that promotes vintage entertainment acts, hopes the party will be fun for all the family.

She said: “Sadly there are few outings available that cater to all ages these days.

“We also wanted to support a charity and I chose the Royal British Legion as it felt fitting with the theme and is also a highly worthwhile cause. We will be giving the proceeds made on our door fee to the organisation.”

The tea parties will feature a varied line-up of attractions, including live music from The Mad Hatters jive and swing dance group and throwback duo Ain’t Misbehavin’, tea and cakes, a children’s art and crafts table, traditional fete games and vintage stalls.

Lucy added: “The idea came after I attended a tea party in Leicester. It is very much a community event full of different age groups.”

Lucy will run the parties with her friends Hannah Longhurst and Heather Shaw, and the trio hope the idea will catch on as Stamford prepares for the Queen’s diamond jubilee.

Tickets are £3 on the door, or £1.50 if you take your own home-baked cakes. Senior citizens and children free.