High Tea at Riccarton House

Archer Tours - High tea at Riccarton House

Archer Tours trip to Riccarton House included a lovely afternoon tea and a very interesting talk hearing stories about early European settlers of Canterbury, William and John Deans and John’s long distance love affair and eventual marriage to Jane.

After the tragic death of John, Jane decided to stay in Canterbury and look after the estate until her son John was old enough to take over.

It was lovely to see some of the timber from the property crafted into fittings for the house, be amongst trees between 400 and 600 years old and take a step back in time into the original cottage built in 1843.

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