The height of cream tea style

FOUR Wiltshire army cadets enjoyed a quintessential English cream tea in the most English of surroundings – Salisbury Cathedral close. But this was an Extreme Cream Tea, and it was very close to the Cathedral spire – on scaffolding above the Trinity Chapel.

The event marked the launch of an awareness campaign for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, coinciding with the 75th anniversary of the charity’s work for soldiers, veterans and their families.

Cadet Staff Sergeant Ashley Nuccio, Cadet Staff Sergeant Darci McHoul, Cadet Lance Corporal Will Holtby and Cadet Lance Corporal Ollie Cowlam enjoyed cucumber sandwiches, cake, jam, clotted cream and scones.

A social media campaign went live on National Cream Tea Day, Friday 28th June – supporters are invited to set up cream teas of their own in weird and wonderful locations, then share the resulting pictures with the hashtag #ExtremeCreamTea. There will be prizes for the best entries.

Photograph by Morten Watkins.