About 60 gathered in hats with feathers or feathers without hats (fascinators) for the Shoal Centre’s tea to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee anniversary on Wednesday, June 6.
The Tides at Shoal dining room was festooned in red, white and blue flags and streamers for the event that featured tea, sandwiches and tasty desserts. Heritage Productions, a Victoria non-profit group, offered a fashion show highlighting the Queen’s travel fashions from the 1950s to the present. Sidney town crier Kenny Podmore opened the festivities with an official cry.
Despite the plethora of hats, feathers and flowers of all shapes sizes and colours, few white gloves made an appearance.