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MP Jo Churchill judges Haughley Crawford’s Primary School with Palmers Bakery




Jo Churchill had her cake but couldn’t eat it, in taking a break from Brexit votes to judge a baking-themed art competition.

The Bury constituency MP was invited to Haughley Crawford’s Primary School before the Easter break where more than 100 pupils had taken part in a contest organised by Palmers Bakery.

It was all in celebration of the family-run bakery turning 150 this year. Co-owner Kieron Palmer said: “We work closely with the school and at Easter we often judge their cake competition.

MP Jo Churchill meets students as she judges designs for Palmer Bakery's anniversary competition
MP Jo Churchill meets students as she judges designs for Palmer Bakery's anniversary competition

“But this year we wanted to do a drawing competition, and invited Mrs Churchill to judge.”

Participants were challenged to draw a cake, a member of Palmers staff or the view from outside Palmers – which has eight shops in Suffolk, including Haughley.

Kieron is the fifth generation Palmer in the business, which started in 1869.

He continued: “Mrs Churchill said she thought the drawings were wonderful, and admired the hard work and detail that went into them.

“She is a lovely lady and stayed a lot longer than she was scheduled to, getting to stay for assembly and tour the school afterwards.”

Roll of honour: The winners

Winners were announced from four different age groups within the school.

- Callum Hay

- Edith Devlin-Grist

- Elliot Kettle

- Charlie Allum

All of the children received a commemorative mug after the event and the winners will see their drawings displayed in Palmers.

The bakery has further plans to mark the 150 years, including a fun day and Great British Bake Off-style event.

Details will be announced nearer the time.



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