Port Sunlight Village 125th anniversary, celebrate with us at this weekends festival

19 September 2013 by Stacey


We’ve been getting preparations underway here at Lady Lever Art Gallery cafe for this weekend’s Port Sunlight Festival. It’s a very significant anniversary this year as the village is 125 years young and there’s a whole host of traditional entertainment going on from vintage cars to Edwardian street theatre. We’re getting quite excited already.

Last week we discussed at length the best way to suitably celebrate this anniversary. Our customer’s favourite cream tea was an obvious winning choice.

Our discussions did get heated over whether the jam should go on first as is traditional in Cornwall, or the cream on first as is traditional in Devon and my personal favourite. To avoid the debate we settled on piping the cream around the outside and placing the jam in the middle. Let’s just call this a Port Sunlight cream tea, our personal twist on the two traditions.

We hope you can make it and feel free to share with us your tips on how you make your favourite cream tea.



Don’t worry if shopping is more your thing as our gift shop are launching their new Autumn/Winter gift range at the festival too. The new woodlands inspired additions are perfect. I already have my eye on the owl motif scarves. A perfect solution to keep me warm now the weather has turned chilly.

Our cafe and shop will be open as usual in the Lady Lever Art Gallery or visit our stall outside just next to the main stage, hope to see you there.


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