Austerity tea party

HAVE your ration cards at the ready for an austerity tea party over the bank holiday weekend.

Tea and coffee will be on sale at 1950 prices and there will be a spam sandwich stall for those who want a trip down memory lane.

Upper Calder Charity Assist, which has organised the event, is asking families to pack up a picnic, bring a chair and settle down in the middle of Todmorden on Monday for a 2.30pm start.

Those too young to remember the 1950s might go for a hog roast or cream teas and vegans won’t be forgotten.

The music will be from the 50s and the dancing will demonstrated by a couple from across the pond.

Later in the afternoon The Happy Red Tractors will perform their first gig in Todmorden

Organisers are asking people to put on their best frock and wave a flag if they wish.

A crown-making session will take place and Todmorden’s Queen for the day will be on hand in her tiara to ensure fair play between Punch and Judy.

An UCCA spokesperson said: “Tod folk don’t do mean.

“We have cut our cloth to the money available but have been able to pull out all the stops for this wonderful celebration. Everyone has pitched in to do Tod proud.”

At 3pm the pollination parade featuring giant bees and insects will arrive in town.