Tea time for St George

Tea for free...Tea, coffee and cakes to celebrate St George's Day.

Tea for free...Tea, coffee and cakes to celebrate St George's Day.

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FREE buns – washed down with a refreshing cup of tea or coffee – got the thumbs-up from visitors and tourists on Saturday at Sudbury’s tourist information office, in Gaol Lane.

A tea party to celebrate St George’s Day was held by Sudbury Town Council, and staff at the tourist office organised the event – complete with sticky buns bearing the red and white St George’s flag on the top.

Tea and coffee was on tap for visitors to the event in Sudbury Museum – next door to the tourist office at the town hall.

Manager Shirley Smith said: “As we are part of the English Tourist Board, we like to promote the occasion, and usually get out the bunting and flags for St George’s Day each year.

“This year, as the day coincided with the start of the Gainsborough Week celebrations on Saturday, we thought we’d do something extra. It went down very well and proved very popular.

“Susan Gale, who works here, made us all St George’s Day aprons to wear. We ran out of buns in the afternoon and we raised about £40, which we have donated to Gainsborough’s House.”

She said the tourist office was busy over the weekend with the Talbot trail proving popular with families.