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[The following is from a blog entitled “Desperate English Housewife in Washington.” The original also has a number of pictures from the Garden Party.]

A Little Piece of Britain in the USA

Dr Horn's Punch & Judy Show at the 2014 British Garden Party & Fête. Photo courtesy Desperate English Housewife In Washington

Dr Horn’s Punch & Judy Show at the 2014 British Garden Party & Fête. Photo courtesy Desperate English Housewife In Washington

Yesterday I headed north of Baltimore to an event I had been invited to. ‘The British Garden Party and Fete’ in Timonium, MD.

Now, to be honest, I did say to my friend that this could be bloody awful or it could be totally ace.

Thankfully, it was the latter.

When we rocked up it certainly felt like a little piece of Britain had been created on the lawn of St Stephen’s Anglican Church. Blow me down, there’s Henry VIII lording it up! And a British bobby! And folks doing Maypole dancing! And a Punch and Judy show! Am I in a Cotswold village? Nope, I’m 10 miles from Baltimore’s Inner Harbor!

The lovely people who organise this (a mixture of Brits and Americans) got it spot on. Cups of tea, pieces of homemade cake, pipe bands, pin the tail on the donkey, sack races, glamorous granny and knobbly knee competitions, and of course, the flower show—it was certainly an authentic British fete – just like the ones my mother and her chums go to!

And I think they even got a spot of rain in the afternoon. See—can’t get more British than that, can you?!

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