SLIDESHOW: Tea party in 1940s style at Doncaster Minster

The tea party was swinging at Doncaster Minster on Saturday May 4 as visitors and volunteers tucked into homemade treats.

The event proved popular with locals as tea and “sensational” cakes were served to a 1940s soundtrack, raising £450 towards the restoration of the church.

At the 1940's tea and cake event held at Doncaster Minster. L/r Emma Howson, Angela Loomes, Louise O'Brien, Marion Emmerson and Frances Babirecki.  Picture: Malcolm Billingham

At the 1940's tea and cake event held at Doncaster Minster. L/r Emma Howson, Angela Loomes, Louise O'Brien, Marion Emmerson and Frances Babirecki. Picture: Malcolm Billingham

Those attending were able to soak up some culture in the form of a choir performance and a talk outlining the history of Doncaster’s biggest church.

Vicar of Doncaster, the Rev Canon Dr Paul Shackerley joined in with the fun, delighting visitors by showcasing his talents as a balloon sculptor.

Although the vintage dress code wasn’t strictly observed, some went the extra mile with one lady dressing up in full land girl regalia.

Pictured volunteer and retro enthusiast Emma Howson eyes up some of the scones on sale.