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AFTERNOON Tea Week was celebrated by Teesside care home residents – who took a trip to the pub to enjoy one of the nation’s favourite traditions.

They joined fellow tea enthusiasts around the country in marking the national day, tucking into a selection of sweet and savoury treats alongside lots of tea.

Residents from Ingleby Care Home, in Ingleby Barwick, and Mandale House Care Home, in Thornaby, paid a visit to the Norton Tavern, on Station Road.

They were treated to scones with jam, clotted cream and fresh strawberries, chocolate brownies, cheesecake and sandwiches.

Ingleby Care Home resident Shirley Naylor said: “It’s nice to be out and enjoying ourselves and also meeting new people.”

Resident Gladys Green, who was with husband Arthur, said: “We haven’t been to the pub in years. We used to go every Saturday and Sunday, so it was nice to go back. It reminded us of old times.”

Kirsty Walsh, activities coordinator at Ingleby Care Home, said: “The residents loved the afternoon tea at the Norton Tavern.

“We’d like to say a big thank you to the staff for having us.”

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