The house at Creslow dates back to the 13th century and is said to be the oldest continually inhabited house in Buckinghamshire. The event was held at the Manor by kind invitation of Brian and Linda Lear who generously allow the Buckinghamshire R.A.B.I committee to hold their annual cream tea event at their impressive home.
This year’s Creslow Manor cream tea event was supported by KAW Services, Aylesbury Honda, Aylesbury Nissan, Tuckett Farm Services and Heygates, who provided the scone mix. More than 200 people attended, with committee members Janice Read and Jill Cochrane raising more than £800 on the raffle alone. The auction was led by John Blanchard of Thame Farmers Market.
Jenni Thompson, R.A.B.I regional manager for South Central, said: “The idea behind the cream tea campaign is simple; we want people to promote what’s best about British farming through jam, cream, tea and scones. The important thing is to have fun, but all money raised will go directly to farming families in financial need, the same people who produce the wheat, dairy and fruit that goes into a cream tea.”
Jenni added: “The weather was fantastic and the venue perfect. It was a fabulous British afternoon out – tea, scones and music from Sarah Oliver in a beautiful garden. What beats it?”