Lubenham tea shop to celebrate Queen’s reign

The Mail's Make it Harborough campaign.
The Mail's Make it Harborough campaign.

A cafe in Lubenham is supporting the Mail’s ‘Make it Harborough’ Campaign with three days of events celebrating the Queen becoming Britain’s longest reigning monarch.

Totty Teas is reinforcing Lubenham’s historic links to Queen Elizabeth II with royal memorabilia give aways, union jack cakes, food, music and a film from 1952, factsheets and ‘Know Your Royals’ quizzes. The Queen’s reign began in 1952, and on September 9, she will pass the record set by Queen Victoria, who reigned for 23,226 days, 16 hours and 23 minutes.

And the Lubenham link to the Royal Family?

On many occasions from the 1920s to the 1970s, the Royal family stayed with friends at Thorpe Lubenham Hall, and attended Lubenham’s village church on Sunday.

Totty Teas, Lubenham’s ‘Old English tea shop’, is supporting ‘Make it Harborough’ with three days of events on September 9, 10 and 11.

Joanna Parkin, co-owner of Totty Teas, said, “Lubenham’s historic ties to the Queen provides a great backdrop to our celebrations.

“We hope all our customers will join us in recognising our Queen’s incredible achievement”.

Totty Teas, in Main Street, Lubenham, bills itself as a “classical Old English Tea Room”.

The cafe also sells and promotes local art and crafts.