Tiny Tim's Tearoom, Canterbury, England

Tiny Tim's Tearoom, Canterbury, England

Postby Mutita » Tue Jan 11, 2011 6:06 pm

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Tiny Tim's Tearoom, Canterbury, England

34, St Margaret's Street
Canterbury
CT1 2TG
England

Telephone: +44 (0) 1227 450 793


Tiny Tim's Tearoom is the only traditional English tearoom in Canterbury and offers a relaxing and luxurious 1930's atmosphere to sample the best afternoon tea in Kent while enjoying the ambience of our chandelier lit rooms. Our 1930's music will transport you back in time.


The building history

Tiny Tims Tearoom was lucky enough to open its doors in 2007 at 34, St Margaret's Street, one of Canterbury's most beautiful and historic buildings on the most haunted street in Canterbury. Originally built in the 1600's it has had many residents.


The first recorded history of the building was the thousand year lease of the plot of land to Sir Geoffrey Newman, whom it would appear made his money conducting piracy off the coasts of France and Spain. He developed the house on the site of a previous Roman town house after being convicted of piracy in France and banished. On his return to England he met with the Dean of Canterbury who offered a lease for 999 years on the condition that no father living at the house outlived his only son.

The picture above shows the back facade of the building showing the leaded windows and the jacobean architecture. It has been suggested that the original bay window on the first floor was taken from the ship captained Sir Geoffrey in c1600. Now, careful restoration and reproduction shows how the building would have looked during our medieval heritage.

The property was originally larger and Sir Geofrey lived here with his wife and 12 children. Over the years the Newman family passed the property down through the generations. Eventually the property was split into four seperate residences with 34, St Margaret's Street remaining as the main house.

It took until the German bombing raids of World War 2 for the Newman family to breach the conditions of their lease when the only living son was tragically killed, but by then, the arrangements governing the lease had long been forgotten and in 1957, the last of the Newman line died. His wife, who lived a further 12 years sold the properties back to the Chapter and Dean of Canterbury for a substantial sum of money and moved away to live in the Virgin Islands. It was a little while later when an archivist uncovered the original lease indicating that the properties already belonged to the Chapter and Dean, but by now the widow had disappeared without realising any law had been broken.

The fire. In the 1980's, the building was leased as a Chinese restaurant but a devastating fire destroyed a substantial portion of the building. Amazingly the fire uncovered many of the original features of the building that were previously hidden from view. These exciting discoveries persuaded the council to reinstate the property to its original glory with a full restoration project.

The restoration. The council conservation officer was keen to restore the building using as near original materials as possible and using authentic building techniques. Many of the walls including the rear outside walls are made of lathe and plaster. The photo above shows the amount of work involved in recreating the rear of the building during the restoration. The whole building has been given a makeover including the reinstatement of the oak staircase and the revealing of 7 fireplaces.

Since then the buildings’ inhabitants have included the Visitor Information Centre and a furniture store. Now, Tiny Tim’s Tearoom has taken on the property, and has spent time replacing the dark blue colour scheme and hoping to show it in all its splendour from the sloping walls, rustic beams, and leaded windows… to the quirky assortment of rooms and staircases that we have carefully adapted to suit our purpose with the full backing of the conservation department. We hope that our refurbishment project gives this building the respect that it has long deserved and that you enjoy exploring the many nooks and crannies during your visit.

Canterbury Conservation Advisory Committee. The continued improvements to the building by the owners of Tiny Tim's was acknowledged by the CCAC. They awarded the building as Highly Commended in their Shopfront and Signwriting Award scheme for 2007.

ช่วงที่เดินทางมาที่ Canterbury นัทแวะมาร้านนี้บ่อยมากๆ บรรยากาศนั่งสบายๆ มาคนเดียวก็นั่งได้นานๆไม่มีเขิน

http://www.tinytimstearoom.co.uk

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Re: Tiny Tim's Tearoom, Canterbury, England

Postby Mutita » Tue Jan 11, 2011 6:15 pm

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Cream Tea

Tiny Tim’s version of a British classic. It is served on one of our tiered cake stands with all of the traditional trimmings: A pot of our Kenya Blend tea served with milk or lemon and two fruit or plain scones served with butter, jam and clotted cream.

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The tiered cake stands with all of the traditional trimmings

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Re: Tiny Tim's Tearoom, Canterbury, England

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Re: Tiny Tim's Tearoom, Canterbury, England

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Afternoon Tea

The origins of afternoon tea

It is in the early 1840's that Anna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford, is first credited with creating the concept of afternoon tea. She would request a small meal of bread, butter, and other treats, including cakes, tarts, and sweets to be taken secretly to her in her boudoir to curb her hunger prior to the traditional dinner time of 8.30 or 9 in the evening. When her snacking was uncovered she was not mocked as she had feared, but her habit caught on and the idea of a small meal of treats, and sometimes tea, became the height of fashion eventually becoming known as "afternoon tea".

Since then afternoon tea has evolved over time and was at its greatest during the popular tea dances of the early 1930’s. Today it is a special luxury primarily taken advantage of by ladies on a social outing with friends and for out of the ordinary celebrations.

Tiny Tim's Tearoom offers Afternoon Tea and Cream Tea available all day, accompanied regularly by live piano music transporting you back to a golden era of the popular 1930's in the ambience of our chandelier-lit tearoom.

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Re: Tiny Tim's Tearoom, Canterbury, England

Postby Mutita » Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:00 pm

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เค๊าว่าห้องนี้มีผี... :shock:
Legends of the ghosts

During the restoration project, some macabre discoveries were made in the panelled room, now used as an exhibition of the restoration project and said to be haunted by the ghosts of three young children. The childrens spirits are believed to roam the building after being disturbed by the extensive rebuilding programme after the fire.

In the 'ghost room' behind the panels, were found inscriptions for the children of the family that had lived and died for many generations. There were in total 186 separate pieces of ‘linen fold’ panelling, and behind each one had been placed a child’s tooth (sometimes covered in silver), a ringlet of child’s hair, and the name, date of birth, and date of death for each. The loose bricks in the fire place revealed bags of salt in Hessian and a collection of children’s shoes all from around the 16th century.

Following the removal of these items for examination, and the replacement of the main stairwell following the fire, the whole building was said to take on a different feel. Workmen who were working late in the building reported that the temperature of the building got a lot cooler, and they heard unusual sounds coming from the attic and the sounds of children playing up and down the stairs when no one else was in the building. The strangest of all was the sound of children whispering and singing in the panelled room on the top floor.

The disturbance of these artifacts is said to have awoken the sleeping spirits and now they wander the building causing mischief by moving objects and turning taps on and off.

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Re: Tiny Tim's Tearoom, Canterbury, England

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Re: Tiny Tim's Tearoom, Canterbury, England

Postby Tangible1 » Wed Jan 12, 2011 2:54 pm

ฮะๆๆ ลืมพาสเวิดครับ กว่าจะมาได้น๊อ

ร้านเก๋มากคุณนัท ไม้ผสมปูน ลูกบิดทองเหลืองดูขลังดี


มาสวัสดีปีใหม่ย้อนหลังด้วยครับ :P
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Re: Tiny Tim's Tearoom, Canterbury, England

Postby Mutita » Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:52 pm

สวัสดีค่ะคุณทอม
ขอบคุณมากๆเลยที่พยามหารหัสเข้า มาคุยกันจนได้ ดีใจๆ ไม่งั้นมีนัทโพสเอง คุยเองอยู่คนเดียว.. :lol:

ร้านนี้ถ้าคุณทอมไปคงจะชอบ บรรยากาศขลังๆไงไม่รู้ เพราะงี้เลยไม่กล้าลองเฉียดไป ที่ห้องที่เค๊าบอกว่ามีผี มีจริงไม่จริงไม่รู้กลัวไว้ก่อน อิๆ

แวะมาคุยกันบ่อยๆนะคุณทอม เปิดกระทู้โพสอะไรก็ได้ในนี้ เชิญตามสบายเลยค่ะ
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