After the success of the Tea Party for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee inJune 2012 in Nevern Square, it was thought that it would be a great community idea to organise another party for local older residents in the Grade I listed St Cuthbert’s Church in Philbeach Gardens to celebrate the Queen’s 90th  year.

Screen Shot 2016-08-08 at 16.05.35And so, what was an idea became a reality. The event hosted 120 members of the local community and was supported by AgeUK coordinators, Ximena Chiesa and Tasio Cabello, with volunteers from Imperial College, Harrods and local residents. Kind donations of food and drinks were provided by Tesco and Waitrose. Two very special cakes were donated by TLC and prepared by Earl’s Court’s home baked business success, The Brownie Box on Old Brompton Road.

Everyone enjoyed the live streaming of the Queen’s progress during the day on a large screen in the church.

Caroline Tod and Pavel Rjabtsenkov spoke a number of our guests, recording for posterity a truly fascinating mix of personal histories and trips down memory lane.

Caroline and Pavel were behind the interviews that gathered information from residents that formed the basis of the very successful production of Childhood Memories: Growing up during WWII, which was performed by the Earls Courtiers at the church and The Finborough Theatre in 2014.