Putting on the Ritz in Colchester


This May, many members from the East Anglian Region of the UK gathered together for a very English event at our Centre in Colchester; an Afternoon Tea Party. It was a fundraising event to raise money for the newly acquired dishwasher in Edinburgh. Ninety five people attended with members visiting as far afield as Kent.

The cream tea was based on Afternoon Tea at The Ritz (the famous hotel in London, England) with a selection of different teas, delicious sandwiches and scrumptious cakes available. Over half of the people who came brought homemade cakes, scones or sandwich fillings. The selection was immense, from coffee meringues and cream horns to chocolate gateau and apple cake, followed by freshly baked homemade scones with Devonshire clotted cream and strawberry jam. Many Don Yu’s beckoned. The spread was really incredible and the effort members put into making the appetizing array was very impressive.


The weather was warm, sun streamed through the patio windows, birds sang delightfully, and bunting gently fluttered in the garden while relaxing classical music played softly in the background. It was a lovely way to raise some money and spend time with friends.

 Some people tried a quiz while enjoying their cream tea. Does anyone know what the PG in PG Tips stands for? (Don’t know? Find the answer here)

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One response to “Putting on the Ritz in Colchester

  1. Marsha Eberhardt


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