Vintage and Handmade Fair, Tea Party and Tea Dance


Event Details

This event finished on 26 June 2016


Afternoon Tea 1Shortly after Royal Ascot & just before Wimbledon, Dorothy Clive Garden will be celebrating all things Vintage at their annual English Tea Party and Vintage Fair in celebration of National Cream Tea Day. Enjoy a delicious and decadent afternoon tea with the option of adding prosecco, plus a range of fun and exciting activities such as a best dressed lady contest and a baking contest judged by BBC Bake Off’s ‘Rebecca Murphy Lyne-Pirkis‘ & ‘BBC Midlands Today’s ‘Rebecca Wood’. Brush up on your skills by attending talks and demos throughout the weekend such as vintage flower arranging beca-lyne-pirkis (1)and Vintage hair and makeup styling. Browse stalls and shop for vintage clothes and other trinkets plus enjoy a live jazz band and tea dance! This event will be held commemoration of the period around the First World War.


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Friday 24th June from 2.30pm enjoy Afternoon Tea accompanied by live singing from Shropshire Vintage Singer, with vintage style,  Sarah Raymond.




Saturday 25th June


Gates open at 10am, the event commences at 11am- Browse the stalls in our Vintage Market brought to you by Shropshire Handmade and Vintage

Dare to dress up for ladies day! The ‘Best Dressed Lady’ contest will be judged by Fashion Designer Nicole Heath of Goody 2 Shoes and . Prizes include a 50% voucher off any item at online Shoe boutique ‘Goody 2 Shoes‘ a bottle of Prosecco donated by Just Perfect Wines, a voucher to use at Missy B hair salon, a goody bag sponsored by the handmade and vintage stalls, a bouquet of flowers from Parsley and Sage florist plus a day ticket afternoon tea at the Dorothy Clive Garden.

Put on your dance shoes and join our Tea Dance with Live Jazz Band from 1pm

Dance demos – Fox Trot and The Waltz danced by Georgie Wakelin and Dave Parkinson


Cake Icing with the Ladies of Mucklestone WI from 11am to 12.30pm

Vintage Flowering arranging demo with Parsley and Sage Florists at 12.15pm.

Embroidery with the Ladies of Mucklestone WI from 1pm to 3pm

Vintage Hair Styling and make up all day with Missy B Hair styling.

Prosecco and afternoon tea talk with Julia from Just Perfect Wines at 3.30pm


There will be a trail around the garden which will help you identify and learn all about edible flowers.

Sunday 26th June – Browse the stalls in our Vintage Market brought to you by Shropshire Handmade and Vintage.

Enter our Seasoned Cookery School baking contest by clicking here: BAKING CONTEST ENTRY FORM

11 am to 12pm How to make birthday cards with the WI .

beca-lyne-pirkis (1) 1pm Baking demo from BBC Bake Off’s Beca Lyne-Pirkis 

1pm-3pm Jewellery making with the Ladies of Mucklestone WI.

2.30pm – Live Jazz and Dancing Demos

4pm  Announcement of Winner of the Best Cake & Best Scone Contest, judged by Beca Lynne Pirkis and Rebecca Wood from BBC Midlands Today and sponsored by Seasoned Cookery School.



Beca Lyne-Pirkis



In 2013, Beca was one of the baker’s dozen in the 4th series of The Great British Bake Off.  She quickly gained a following due to her homely style of baking as well as her warmth and humour with the other contestants.  She proved herself week after week in the tent, proving her baking knowledge and skills through a variety of bakes from her Cherry Chocolate Brownies, Potato & Spelt Focaccia and of course her infamous Macarons.  Beca just missed out on a place in the final, but being 4th or a semi-finalist hasn’t stopped her at all.


Beca is currently filming a third series for S4C.  The first two series called Becws (Welsh for Bakehouse) saw Beca sharing her family recipes from Wales as well as from further afield and creates some new classics to inspire others.  This third series sees Beca travelling all over Wales and hosting a number of supper clubs at different venues.  The series is due for transmission on S4C in the Autumn 2016.

Please see the website for videos and recipes:

Beca is also one of Borough Market’s chefs and is a regular in the demo kitchen at the World famous market.  She also writes for the market’s website and is often asked to contribute recipes as well as do additional PR for the market.

She is a regular teacher at Seasoned Cookery School in Derbyshire and at the Exclusive Hotel Lainston House, near Winchester.  Her courses cover a broad range of baking skills from Macarons to Pies and Pastries.

Beca has also given a masterclasses to the apprentices at Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen restaurant in London.

This event is a special fundraising event for the Dorothy Clive Garden. Admission is £3.50 for adults, £2.00 for children from 5-17 years and free for 0-4 years and members of the Dorothy Clive Garden.

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