Aylsham

70 years never tasted so good!

Just Regional
Aug 27, 2016 2 mins read

Happy birthday – from one septuagenarian to another.

The team at family run HV Graves, a butchers, bakers, outside caterers and convenience store in Briston near Holt, have baked and decorated three cakes to help mark the 70th anniversary of the Aylsham Show.

Two enormous 3 foot by 2 foot cakes, which each need two people to carry them, will be served this evening (Saturday 27th August) to nearly 500 guests at the eve-of-show dinner dance.

And a third, smaller cake, will be at the show itself on Bank Holiday Monday as part of the president’s 11am to noon drinks reception.

Paul Graves said he had suggested the business donate the cakes because they too have been celebrating their 70th birthday this year, having been launched just after the second world war, in 1946.

“It seemed appropriate considering we share the birthday and this year is a significant one for both us and the show,” said Mr Graves.

“The team here have been busy bringing the finishing touches to the cakes and we look forward to hundreds of people enjoying them.”

Jo Coxford, who plays a key part in organising the dinner dance, said: “We are enormously grateful to Paul and everyone involved at Graves for their donation.

“There are lots of people who play a huge part in helping us create the Aylsham Show every year, it’s a massive team effort.”

The show gates open at 8am on Monday. Entry without a pre-paid ticket is £15, cash only. Accompanied children aged 16 and under are free, as is car parking.

The team at HV Graves with the cake which is to be served to diners at the Aylsham Show ball.

The team at HV Graves with the cake which is to be served to diners at the Aylsham Show ball.

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