Saturdays are Made for Afternoon Tea

French 75 at Beaumanor HallIt’s true, Saturdays are definitely made for afternoon tea!

And what could be better than afternoon tea in the beautiful Beaumanor Hall in Leicestershire while being entertained by the fabulous D-Day Darlings?!

You might have guessed… that’s exactly what we did on Saturday!

Months ago we spotted a little add in a local paper advertising the event… we knew nothing of the D-Darlings and the only thing we knew of Beaumanor Hall was Lisa’s hazy recollection of a residential trip with school back in the 1980s!

We arrived at Beaumanor far too early, but that worked in our favour as the gardens are lovely and it was such a beautiful Spring day… so we flounced around and posed around the flowerbeds to capture our favourite Vivien of Holloway outfits on camera.

For tea, we had a table just for the two of us, right in the middle of the room… how lucky we were, as this put us up front with the perfect view of the D-Day Darlings!

D-Day Darlings at Beaumanor HallOur singers were Emily and Charlotte, who entertained with a number of good old British wartime numbers and some beautiful songs from the Andrews Sisters and Vera Lynn – we didn’t know many to sing along to, but it was a delight to listen and wave our Union Jacks!

Our tea was delicious… a traditional afternoon tea of sandwiches, scones, cakes and pastries – we couldn’t eat it all, but the staff happily boxed up our leftovers.

The D-Day Darlings perform at a number of events throughout the UK – please do look out for them as not only are they wonderful singers and performers, they also support the Royal British Legion and have raised over £40,000 to date.

Beaumanor Hall also boasts some wartime history, known most of all for being a listening station for Bletchley Park in WWII.  You can join a history tour or visit for Sunday lunch, curry nights and, perhaps best of all, weddings!

We thoroughly enjoyed out afternoon at Beaumanor and would love to visit again 🙂

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For more information about the D-Day Darlings visit www.ddaydarlings.co.uk and for more about Beaumanor Hall’s events and history visit www.beaumanorhall.co.uk

Siobhan wore a Vivien of Holloway ‘Bonnie’ dress, Rocket Originals ‘Lucy’ shoes and Shazam Vintage Hair Flowers with a Mia Tui bag.  Lisa wore a Vivien of Holloway Bombshell dress and bolero, Clarks shoes, her own homemade hair flowers and carried a Peach Accessories handbag.

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