THE 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth the Second was celebrated in Haverfordwest with an afternoon tea party.

Hosted by the Mayor of Haverfordwest, Councillor Sue Murray and the Sheriff Cllr Chris Thomas, the tea party was open to residents of the town over the age of 80.

Over 50 people attended the event, where Haverfordwest Town Councillors were dressed up in period clothing from any era during Queen Elizabeth the Second's reign.

The event was held at the Picton Centre, which was a dressed in bunting and Union flags, as councillors served the residents of Haverfordwest with sandwiches, cakes, and biscuits for a very British afternoon tea.

Councillor Sue Murray opened the event by welcoming the guests, before they enjoyed their tea while Peter Griffiths, accompanist from Haverfordwest Town Council provided background music.

After the guests had enjoyed their food, they enjoyed a sing along with Mr Griffiths, who played all the old favourites, including Pack Up Your Troubles, Run Rabbitt and Goodbye Dolly.

Councillor Murray thanked the staff from Tesco who made the sandwiches and to the store manager Rob MacDougall who donated food towards the event, along with Aldi and Iceland supermarkets.

She also thanked those who donated raffle prizes, her fellow town councillors and Pembrokeshire County Councillors for attending, along with her 'amazing Sheriff and his Lady' for all their hard work leading up to and during the tea party.

Thanks also went to Peter Griffiths for leading the sing along and providing music and to Charles Boney Young and his wife for donating all the buttermilk scones. The Mayor then received an award from county council chairman Cllr Wynne Evans for her outstanding contribution within her community.

Councillor Murray said: "Blessed is a community with elderly souls and it was a privilege and a pleasure to be able to serve them afternoon tea.

"The award from Cllr Wynne Evans was a complete shock and for once rendered me speechless."