SUFFRAGETTES will serve tea and cakes in a First World War tea room when Devizes School stages an open days with a theme to commemorate 100 years since the end of the conflict.

Historian John Girvan will also be on hand to give tours of the school's cellars between 10am and 3pm on April 28 and there will a video tour of the attics.

School publicity officer Karen Sims said: "People will be able to walk around the old house and out on to the quad area. Hopefully weather permitting we will be able to have some of the tea room outside so that people can enjoy the area.

" There will be lots of WW1 themed displays including old photos and remembrance photos from some of our school services from past years.

"Mac's Theatre School will put on a free 'showcase during the afternoon which will involve some of the older members of the group alongside some of the younger Mini Mac's' students."

Songs are likely to come from The Lion King and Oliver. Yearbooks and memorabilia will be available in the tea room so they can enjoy refreshments while they browse.

Entrance is free but donations can be make to the restoration fund for the giant Maria Heathcote painting which hangs in the school reception and featured on Antiques Roadshow.