Latin Sign for Thomas’s Tea House
In the 1860s the Thomas family set up a tea shop on the beach at Anstey's Cove. It provided teas and other delights which were advertised in Latin (for the amusement of their rich clientele) on the notice board below.
Translated it reads:
Picnics supplied with hot water and tea
At a nice little house down by the sea
Fresh crabs and lobsters every day
Salmon Peel, sometimes Red Mullet and Grey
The neatest of pleasure boats let out on hire
Fishing tackle as good as you can desire
Bathing machines for ladies are kept
With towels and gowns all quite correct
Thomas is the man who provides everything
And also teaches young people to swim
An old photograph of Thomas standing at the door of his café with the Latin sign.