Cafe to hold old-fashioned British knees-up for Queen’s birthday

PUBLISHED: 14:43 19 April 2016 | UPDATED: 14:43 19 April 2016

The staff at the Spitfire Cafe will be wearing 1950s fancy dress

The staff at the Spitfire Cafe will be wearing 1950s fancy dress


The Spitfire on Main Road is inviting people to wear 1950s fancy dress

A Biggin Hill cafe is holding a traditional British party to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday.

The Spitfire Cafe on Main Road is marking the occasion with high tea, a pearly king and queen, and an old-fashioned street party.

Owner Sally O’Connor invited people along for ‘a good old-fashioned sing-song and a knees-up’.

She said: “There will be hats and flags, my daughter and my staff are dressing up in 1950s waitress outfits and I will be wearing a Union Jack waistcoat.

“We are inviting people to come in 1950s fancy dress and win a prize.

“Opera singer Anthony Oliva from the London Orchestra School will be closing the event with the National Anthem.”

The cafe is planning to cater for 100 people - including World War II veterans - and will have all of its gazebos out so the weather cannot spoil the party.

The event, which will run from 4pm to 6.30pm on Sunday, May 1, will help to raise money for the UK Homes for Heroes charity and Armed Forces Bikers.

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