A royally good time on Victoria Day weekend

From left, Chesterville & District Historical Society President Jill Metcalfe and members Bob Gilroy, Kim McInnis, Louise Kelly and Margaret Johnson. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

CHESTERVILLE — High tea brought a royal flavour to the Chesterville Heritage Centre on Sunday, the day before Victoria Day.

Members of the Chesterville & District Historical Society marked the birthday of Canada’s late Sovereign with a proper tea accompanied by summer sandwiches, cakes and dainties.

An annual event for the Society, this year’s edition was also themed around royal weddings — given the weekend nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Artifacts related to the royal family were prominently displayed as guests enjoyed both Earl Grey and Organe Pekoe tea.

The traditional tea treats laid out at the event — with sandwiches, scones, layered cake and biscuits among the offerings. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News


Bob Gilroy pours tea for Gail Parker and Pauline van Kessel. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News


Royal family memorabilia. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

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