Welcome 2010 Winter Olympians and Visitors

London Heritage Farm re-opened on Febrauary 6, 2010 in time to extend our warmest welcome to Olympians and visitors from all over the world during the 2010 Winter Olympics. The Farmhouse, Tea Room and Gift Shop will open daily February 10-28; 11-4, Mon-Fri & 11-5, Sat-Sun.

Full Tea
“Full Tea” as served at London Farm (Photo credit: Dave Kemp - All rights reserved.)

Visitors and guests are welcome to have a tour at this historical site and enjoy the exclusive London Lady tea in the Tea Room during the extended hours.

Serving Tea
Serving Tea (Photo credit: Dave Kemp - All rights reserved.)

Tea Room Supervisor Shirley Hartwell (l) and Baker Jenny Watson (r) are sampling the famous London Lady tea and the special home baked Olympic cookies, served at London Farm.

As the Tea Room will be hosting many international guests during the games, extra care is taken of on every detail. The new traditional 1910 era uniforms were designed by Kate Herring and capably sewn by volunteers.

Gift Shop
Home made jams, London Lady Tea gift packs and scone mix on display in the shop. (Photo credit: Dave Kemp - All rights reserved.)

The gift shop is also full of London Heritage Farm exclusive Olympic-themed items such as tea packaged with the Speed Skate Canada logo, Canada flag jam toppers and scone fix bags, bandanas, table linens, and London Heritage Farm exclusive items such as pins, key rings and sugar softeners.

Antique thresher got new roof

This picture shows a thresher that was used by Richmond farmers for many decades. Artifacts like these are important relics from the past and the City of Richmond recently donated a generous grant to build a protective roof.

London farm has several old farm tools on display. The London Heritage Society always welcomes craftsmen with the knowledge and the necessary skills to restore old farming machines, tools and buggies.

The robust roof was built by Penta.

Thresher housed under new roof donated by the City of Richmond
Antique thresher housed under new roof. (Photo credit: Dave Kemp – All rights reserved.)