Bradley Stoke plays its part in cream tea world record attempt

Photo of the cream tea world record attempt in progress at the Willow Brook Centre.

Shoppers visiting Bradley Stoke’s Willow Brook Centre on Friday 29th September were invited to take part in an attempt to break the world record for the number of people taking part in a cream tea.

The event was one of 26 similar events taking place simultaneously in larger Tesco stores across the West of England.

No charge was made for partaking in the cream tea, but guests were asked to make a donation in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

In order to qualify for the record, the cream teas needed to consist of precise measurements of jam and cream and everyone had to be seated at precisely 11am, ready to be served.

Bradley Stoke Tesco community champion Dawn Richards, who organised the local event, said:

“It was lovely how everyone came together to support the record attempt.”

“I would particularly like to thank the Willow Brook Centre, for providing tables and chairs, along with space in the mall to set them all up.”

“It was a real team effort, with staff at all levels ‘mucking in’.”

Eighty-six people attended the Bradley Stoke event, contributing to a total of around 680 across the 26 Tesco stores that were taking part in the record attempt. Whether or not the record has been broken will only be known once all the evidence has been submitted to Guinness World Records and been verified.

Dawn added:

“I would like to say a big ‘thank you’ to the community for supporting us. I was totally amazed by the attendance and the fact that people wanted to be here.”

The Bradley Stoke event raised £218 for Macmillan.

Photo of the cream tea event taken from the balcony.

Photos: 1 Cream tea record attempt in progress at the Willow Brook Centre. L-r: Dawn Richards (Tesco Community Champion), Cllr Andy Ward (mayor of Bradley Stoke), Andy Wynn (Willow Brook Centre manager) and George Clutten (Tesco customer experience manager). 2 View from the balcony of the Willow Brook Centre.

This article originally appeared in the November 2017 issue of the Bradley Stoke Journal news magazine (on page 23). The magazine is delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH, to 9,500 homes in Bradley Stoke, Little Stoke and Stoke Lodge. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.

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