Westborough Women’s Club holds afternoon tea

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Westborough Women’s Club holds afternoon tea
Sandwiches and desserts highlighted the afternoon tea at the Knights of Columbus on March 19. (Photo/Maureen Sullivan)

WESTBOROUGH – On March 19, the Westborough Women’s Club monthly meeting featured an afternoon tea at the Knights of Columbus.

Individual tea settings decorated each table for a traditional British tea.

More than 70 women, many dressed in tea fashion with fascinators, dresses and gloves, attended. The guest speaker was Alex Toso, who was born and educated in England. She talked about the British and shared their love of tea, and the tradition of afternoon tea.

Originated in the 1700s as an afternoon meal, the WWC members similarly enjoyed a cup of tea and a buffet of British foods, including sandwiches of cucumber with dill cream cheese, smoked salmon with lemon cream cheese, ham and fig, and egg salad with curry.
The dessert table was laden with scones and clotted cream, chocolate-dipped strawberries, fruit-topped lemon tarts, cream Victoria cakes, mini tassies and more.

Toso also entertained the membership by sharing many anecdotes of her life in England and her work as a nanny while attending university. She also had the opportunity to attend several teas, including at London’s National Gallery, the British Museum, Harrods, Claridge’s and Westminster Abbey.

Westborough Women’s Club holds afternoon tea
Decked out in fascinators and other dressy wear, members of the Westborough Women’s Club took part in an afternoon tea at the Knights of Columbus on March 19. (Photo/Maureen Sullivan)

A club business meeting followed Toso’s presentation.

More than 110 women are members of the WWC. It is open to all women interested in contributing to the betterment of the community.

To join or for more information, visit www.westboroughwomensclub.org.

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