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Afternoon Tea for the Ladies on Neston's Special Day

Author: Carrie Spacey Published: 4th June 2020 14:38

Volunteers and staff at two local businesses were up early this morning, making sandwiches to go into some very special Afternoon Tea boxes.

Teas made at NCYC by volunteers including Hip & Harmony CIC's Paula, Cheryl, Pam and Ali,  together with those supplied by Elephant Collective and Paisley Grey, are being hand-delivered to around 200 members of Neston Female Society, on the day that should have seen the 206th annual Ladies Club Day procession.

Afternoon Tea for the Ladies on Neston's Special DayVolunteers, including members of Hip & Harmony CIC, were up early, packing afternoon teas ready for delivery.

As well as the tasty treats, each box contains a scroll with a message from the family of Cllr Andy Williams, Hon Secretary of Neston Female Society, who sadly passed away in April. This is the contents of the letter:

Afternoon Tea for the Ladies on Neston's Special Day

Organiser Gareth Prytherch from NCYC said: "We thought it would be a nice gesture for the members, to celebrate what is usually the stand out event in the Neston calendar each year.

"They would normally have been enjoying tea together at the Civic Hall late afternoon, so we thought we'd bring it to them at home instead."

Afternoon Tea for the Ladies on Neston's Special DaySome of the Elephant Collective team got stuck in as well.

Funding for the teas was donated from the Cheshire West and Chester Member's budgets of Cllr Williams, Cllr Louise Gittins and Cllr Martin Barker.

Cllrs Gittins and Barker were amongst those making the special deliveries, along with the new Mayor of Neston, Cllr Christine Warner, who said: "It was an absolute pleasure to play a small part in this.  As a member of Neston Female Society myself, I am looking forward to the return of the event next year, to carry on a tradition which is so dear to the hearts of all Nestonians."

Afternoon Tea for the Ladies on Neston's Special DayCllr Christine Warner, Mayor of Neston, setting off to make Afternoon Tea deliveries in considerable style!

If you have any photos to add to this article, please email them, or post them on social media with #NFS2020 (set them to Public).

Ladies Day teaJoy Evans sent us this photo of her Ladies Day tea, beautifully set out. She said: "Thank you so much for the lovely gesture. What a nice surprise."

Ladies Day Afternoon TeaA very special delivery...It's only the Mayor AND the Leader of Cheshire West and Chester Council at the door!

See also: Neston Ladies Club Day - A Photographic Retrospective


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At 20:17 on 4th June 2020, merrymac commented:
I did a double-take when I saw that old jalopy driving around Neston today with the Mayor onboard. Well done to both the local businesses for their supplies and the volunteers who brought it all together. Neston Ladies Day IS truly unique

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