Town al­ways had a fes­ti­val cake

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The bak­ers in the the pho­to­graph on the Mem­ory Lane page 75 of the May is­sue (Nor­folk edi­tion), are my­self, Max Knight, and my con­fec­tioner at the time, Su­san Good­ing.

That fes­ti­val cake was in 1998.

I and my late wife pre­sented the town with a fes­ti­val cake ev­ery year, start­ing with the Queen’s Silver Ju­bilee in 1977.

Ev­ery year was a dif­fer­ent theme. The big­gest one we did was for the 200th an­niver­sary of Downham’s Clock Tower.

We did a replica of the clock tower nearly five feet high and weigh­ing 175 ki­los.

The cakes were dis­trib­uted to var­i­ous events around the town dur­ing fes­ti­val week.

The news­pa­pers al­ways came and pho­tographed the cre­ation ev­ery year.

We did this un­til we re­tired in 2000.

Su­san took over the bak­ery and is still there now.


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