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Willow Doon the Water!

On Thursday, 26 April 2018, for one afternoon only, The Willow Tea Rooms will be creating a pop-up tea room, selling their world-famous afternoon teas on The Tall Ship at Riverside.

Both businesses are members of Glasgow’s Leading Attractions (GLA) and Anne Mulhern, Chair of GLA and Owner of The Willow Tea Rooms said “We are delighted to be collaborating on this fantastic fundraiser for our dear friends and colleagues at The Tall Ship.  We wanted to do what we could to help restore this local treasure so we can’t wait to pop up on the Tall Ship for one day only!”

Guests will enjoy a talk by Sylvia Smith entitled: “Glasgow Made the Clyde and The Clyde Made Glasgow”, where she will talk about the Cluthas, Clippers and the world’s greatest liners that were once built and sailed on the River Clyde.  Sylvia will also talk about Glasgow’s Tea Merchants from Sir Thomas Lipton to Stuart Cranston and on to his sister, Miss Cranston, one of most celebrated names in the Glasgow tea industry and the inspiration behind The Willow Tea Rooms at 97 Buchanan Street.  There will also be a raffle with the chance to win a range of prizes from both The Willow and The Tall Ship.

Open from 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm, afternoon tea will be £10 for adults and £6 for children and feature a selection of sandwiches, scones and mini-treats.  A donation from the ticket sales will be given to The Tall Ship Restoration Fund.

Places for the exciting event can be booked by calling Sheila or Lynne at the Willow Tea Rooms on 0141-204-5242 (payable in advance).