Dust off your finest attire and come along to Scone Time on Thursday 9 June for an exciting celebration, in honour of Celebrate Glasshouse Country as well as a celebration of the 70th anniversary* of the grand ol' dame herself, Queen Elizabeth II's accession to the throne. A right Royal affair!
Heritage-listed Bankfoot House ... Image: Sunshine Coast Council FB
The Bankfoot House homestead was established in 1868, by William and Mary Grigor, in the Glass House Mountains locale. Cobb & Co coaches used Bankfoot House as a lunch stop and staging post, when travelling between Brisbane and the Gympie goldfields. Independent travellers used this iconic homestead for overnight stops, paying one shilling for dinner, one shilling for a bed and one shilling to feed and stable their horse. Bankfoot House owned its own dairy herd and also served as the Post Office.
Meet a farmer or two! Introducing Steve Williams from Beerwah Co-Op - Image: Celebrate Glasshouse Country > Sunshine Coast Foodie FB
Bankfoot House stayed in the same family for three generations. The Grigor, Burgess and Ferris families occupied Bankfoot House for more than one hundred and thirty years, all making a huge contribution to the local district in local industries, community life and local government.
Scone Time visitors will have the opportunity to view the current exhibition at Bankfoot House as well as taking a very enjoyable, FREE guided tour of the Bankfoot House Heritage Precinct.
Scone Time in true Bankfoot tradition, piping hot scones with butter slabs and golden syrup ... yummo! Image: Sunshine Coast Foodie FB
Lovely local treasure, 85 years young Ethel Burgess, granddaughter to William and Clementina Burgess of Bankfoot House will be guest of honour at this prestigious Scone Time and in true Bankfoot tradition, piping hot scones will be served with mouth-watering butter slabs and golden syrup. Not to forsake Scone Time's usual traditions, scones with totally divine strawberry jam made by Free Ranging Chef/Cedar Creek Farm Bushfoods, using local strawberries and topped with lashings of whipped cream will be on the morning's menu too.
Get to meet one of our local treasures, Ethel Burgess, granddaughter to William and Clementina Burgess of Bankfoot House - Image: Sunshine Coast Foodie FB
The Platinum Jubilee of Elizabeth II is being celebrated in the Commonwealth to mark the 70th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II to the throne, on 6 February 1952.*
General Admission $8 includes morning tea of scones with tea or freshly brewed Noosa Black coffee
Sponsorship $25 or $50 - Sponsorship is an opportunity to contribute to the ongoing subsidisation of providing morning tea to the young-at-heart and/or their carers, at a reasonable price. Contributions will be acknowledged.
Scone Time at Bankfoot House is open to everybody and is a fabulous opportunity for the young-at-heart, their carers, companions and family to connect to Glasshouse Business folk and to meet new friends. Make sure to buy a ticket for you, mum, dad, nan, pop and beloved seen-ager neighbour too. Oh my yum, it's going to be delicious fun!