The English Riviera Cream Tea Festival has been planned for next month.
The festival, which runs from Friday 18 to Sunday 20 April, is the idea of Torbay Council in south Devon, and is held to be a celebration of all things English, coinciding with the Queen's Birthday and St. George's Day, and held in a resort whose claim to fame is being both the birthplace of Agatha Christie and Fawlty Towers.
Friday is Fish and Chip Day, Saturday is Morris Day (both as in dancing and the Morris Minor), and Sunday is Cream Tea Day. All events will be held in the grounds of Cockington Village, which claims to be the "prettiest village in England", with pink cottages, thatched roofs and an imposing manor house.
A huge marquee will house one of the largest tea parties ever held, with cream teas from local suppliers.
By Ian Boughton