Montreal Dickens Fellowship
for the best of times

Victorian Afternoon Tea - June 27, 2017
afternoon tea 2017

Programme

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27 guests gathered in Victoria Hall to enjoy the Montreal Dickens Fellowship's fifth Victorian Afternoon tea.

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Several of the guests wore elegant period costumes

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and many sported colourful, flower-laden sun bonnets.

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Our large U-shaped table was set with delicate china, pretty coloured napkins and red geraniums.

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Refreshments consisted of berry salad, a variety of dainty and delicious finger sandwiches, butter scones with jam and clotted cream and several kinds of cookies, muffins and squares.

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Opening comments by Ellie included a review of our past year and an introduction to next year's book "Martin Chuzzlewit".

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Louise was presented with a gift in appreciation of her contributions.

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Margaret was presented with a gift for her fabulous chapter summaries.

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Ellie presented Judith with an antique brooch in thanks for her many contributions to all our meetings with her enthusiasm and extensive knowledge.

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Louise gave a heartfelt toast to our branch.

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Margaret was next with an animated reading from "Nicholas Nickleby" showing us that not all of Dickens young women are weak and helpless.

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Ezra Poplove (Timmy's grandson) delighted us with several cello solo pieces.

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He really swept us away with his amazing talent and spirit!

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Judith then read from "Great Expectations" giving us the haunting introduction to "Miss Havisham".

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Sylvia gave a toast to Charles Dickens, a writer who shines a light on who we are during the best and worst of times. She also made a toast to Ellie, thanking her for all her efforts in organizing the tea and for sharing her knowledge of Dickens's works.

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Ezra gave another wonderful performance.

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which truly captivated our audience.

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Judith gave us a "reprise" of her talk about ravens and "Grip" in particular.

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Thank you so much Ezra for helping make our event so special and truly enjoyable!

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Many thanks to everyone for helping to make our event such a success. Have a wonderful summer!