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Rewrite[edit]

OK so I've done a bit of a rewrite on this page (it was pretty funny-looking before); I've put in as much as I can find out from the web etc, plus a little personal experience. Would like to say more about the more recent history, but couldn't find out much so far. Plus, I'll hopefully find time to add some pages on: goose fair, the school, the wharf. the preceding unsigned comment is by JohnnyZen (talk • contribs)

Cream tea[edit]

"There is evidence to suggest that the local speciality "cream tea" was first served here; to workers during the restoration.Tea, the drink, did not appear in England until the 17th century [changed from 18th century]." By "restoration" does it mean the restoration of the abbey in the 1450s or the Restoration of Charles II in 1660? Tea may have arrived in England in his reign but it needs clarifying before being included again. Without tea it would just be scones.--Felix Folio Secundus (talk) 09:45, 23 December 2009 (UTC)

  • In England the word tea can be used to refer to a mid- to late-afternoon snack or meal, as well as the drink (see Tea (meal)), and is used regardless of the presence of actual tea - in some areas, particularly Up North (and, apparently, Down Under), it refers to the evening meal itself. I think most people would understand that the term "cream tea" specifically applies to the scones/cream/jam dish, whether served with a cuppa or not. Obviously, the name must have come later, by association with the custom of having the drink around that sort of time. The 'restoration' refers to the building work being done on the abbey - it should have been fairly clear from the context, but perhaps replacing the ambiguous word with something more specific (just 'building work' maybe?) would clear this up. -- JohnnyZen (talk) 12:26, 5 January 2010 (UTC)

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