Town always had a festival cake
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.
MAX KNIGHT By email