Costume Historian & Dressmaker
Tales of a Tea Time Traveller
Pop the kettle on, grab a cuppa and enjoy this lively talk on the history of the delightful afternoon tea and how Victorian ladies dressed for the occasion. Join Costume Historian Meridith Towne as she follows the intrepid 19th century hostess as she travels the world in search of the perfect tea for her tea party, and questions what should she wear to travel, where should she go and what should she buy to create the perfect tea time treats? From the tea houses of England to the plantations of India and China, she will stop at nothing to find the perfect brew!