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GRACIE-Ann’s Tea Rooms in Port Solent celebrated its first year in business in 1940s style with singing trio Three Belles at an afternoon party.

The weekend-long celebration was enjoyed by dozens of customers.

Diane Newsham, owner of Gracie-Ann’s, said: ‘It’s been a brilliant year for the business and to celebrate with the Three Belles was the icing on the cake for me.

‘Gracie-Ann’s, has made a name for itself and the great team of staff I have can take the credit for the stream of regular customers that is growing each week, as the word spreads about the quality of the food and excellent customer service.

‘When we asked our customers what we should do to celebrate the most popular idea was a 1940s afternoon tea party.

‘I also organised a short-term alcohol licence to serve a glass of bubbly to add a bit of sparkle and the Three Belles were fantastic, everyone had a great time.

‘We held the event over two days to make sure everyone who wanted to come got tickets. We were pretty much sold out each day for the three sittings of high tea.’

The afternoon luxury tea included a selection of finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam and selection of petit fours.

One of those at the event was Kim Collins, from Fareham.

She said: ‘We were not disappointed. The food was lovely and the entertainment was brilliant.’