Bunting sets scene for Diamond Jubilee afternoon tea party

By janetuplin |

The appeal for knitters to use up scrap pieces of wool to knit bunting to be-deck Barton’s The Ropewalk for its Diamond Jubilee afternoon tea party certainly bore fruit.

“We cannot believe how many people took up our appeal and have been bringing in the knitted bunting,” said The Ropewalk’s managing director, Liz Bennet.

“It’s amazing how much time and effort has gone into their making – we have plain bunting, stripped bunting, chequered bunting.  In fact we have bunting in any colour combination you care to mention,” she said.

“Bags of bunting have been dropped in at the Craft Gallery and I’d just like to take this opportunity of thanking all of those knitters who have helped us in our quest to string bunting along the length of the building,” she went on.

It’s hoped that the bunting will give a festive air to the afternoon tea party which The Ropewalk staff are organising as part of the town’s Diamond Jubilee weekend of celebrations.

The afternoon Tea Party is being held on Sunday, June 3,  between 1pm and 4pm and will be officially opened by the town’s Mayor and Mayoress, Cllr Paul and Tracy Vickers.

Other attractions take in  free entertainment including children’s activities, music and theatre.

Cllr Vickers has also been invited to judge a Victoria sponge cake competition and once he has pronounced the winner there will be the opportunity to sample the cakes along with other refreshments.

 The afternoon, including the tea, is free but donations will be gratefully accepted for Breast Cancer Care.

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