CCOBS Presents

Man of Mystery

Locke Noble Tea Company
(714) 992-2680

[ Please keep in mind that an identical program will be presented on both Saturday & Sunday, April 18th & 19th, so pay only the $30 for the day you wish to go, unless you are a glutton for punishment or just like going to teas and decide to go both days and don't mind paying your $30 twice, coming both days and having twice as much fun! ]

his fundraising High Tea will benefit the Curious Collectors of Baker Street's 2015 Gasfitters' Ball to be held November 7th, 2015.

     Jerry Kegley, BSI will share a presentation on the "Life and Times of Sherlock Holmes" & "Sherlock Holmes from Page to Stage to Silver Screen."
     Jerry has lectured at numerous conferences, for varied groups including Mensa, The Art Deco Society, The Baker Street Irregulars and the Holmes West conferences to name a few.
     The five course High Tea menu for our fundraising event is under wraps, but anyone familiar with The Locke-Noble Tea Company's fare will attest to its delectability.

Numerous flavours of tea will be served along with plenty of water and soft drinks.
Please notify the Nobles of any dietary restrictions in advance, by calling Corene or Nolan at: (714) 992-1244.

High Tea is often a misnomer. most people refer to afternoon tea as high tea because they think it sounds regal and lofty, when in all actuality, high tea, or "meat tea" is dinner. High tea, in Britain, at any rate, tends to be on the heavier side.

According to legend, one of Queen Victoria’s (1819-1901) ladies-in-waiting, Anna Maria Stanhope (1783-1857), known as the Duchess of Bedford, is credited as the creator of afternoon teatime. Because the noon meal had become skimpier, the Duchess suffered from "a sinking feeling" at about four o'clock in the afternoon. At first the Duchess had her servants sneak her a pot of tea and a few breadstuffs. Adopting the European tea service format, she invited friends to join her for an additional afternoon meal at five o’clock in her rooms at Belvoir Castle. This summer practice proved so popular, the Duchess continued it when she returned to London, sending cards to her friends asking them to join her for "tea and a walking the fields." The practice of inviting friends to come for tea in the afternoon was quickly picked up by other social hostesses.

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