Latin Sign for Thomas’s Tea House

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. 


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