Rushton Tea Room
A new 1940s tearoom has opened its doors to customers in Rushton for light refreshments and a location for various friendship groups to congregate following the official opening of Serve’s vintage tearoom.
Rushton Mayor Kaye Rawlins and other guests, including Mick George Ltd were greeted by music from the time and surrounded by pictures, furniture and pieces of memorabilia from the 1940s at the official unveiling.
Jessica Slater, Serve’s General Manager Jessica said: “The cafe is open to the general public, not just people who use Serve. It is for everybody who has an interest in the 1940s. Any revenue made from the tearoom will support the services we offer and the volunteer-led initiative will certainly help increase funds.’’
A number of individuals and organisations have helped with the tearoom, with Mick George Ltd making a huge investment of more than £20,000 towards the project.
Rushton was selected as the prime location to host the tearoom given the connection that much of the local community can make with the period. People in the town have also helped by donating collectables and china crockery to fit out the premises.
Jon Stump, Finance Director at Mick George Ltd commented: ‘’Cities, towns and villages are becoming increasingly swamped with high street chains that provide similar modern surroundings. It is important that we recognise our heritage and we are pleased to be involved in this project and hope the village of Rushton appreciate its new amenity.’’