Friends of Red House, Gomersal

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Album: Mrs Taylor's Afternoon Tea, Saturday 18 April 2015

This was a very successful event at Red House. Mandy Tyas took the role of Mrs Taylor and Jacqueline Ryder was her servant, Lizzie. Using some notes and samples of various types of tea donated by Taylor's of Harrogate, we took our guests through some of the history of tea drinking and tasted some of the significant ones such as Gunpowder, Lapsang Souchong and Earl Grey. Guests were then able to look around Red House until they were summoned to take tea in the Parlour. Mandy said 'It was lovely to be able to point out various tea related artefacts that we have in the house, such as the brass samovar in the Kitchen.'

The Friends are grateful to Kirklees staff, particularly Eric Brown, the manager of Red House, and Frances Stonehouse of the Curatorial Team, for enabling us to serve tea in the Parlour. We are also grateful to Taylor's of Harrogate for supplying the tea samples and tasting notes.


Album: Oakwell Hall Friends Group Flower Festival entry from the Friends of Red House - theme 'Haunted House'


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