Published: 03 June 2011
A beautifully warm and sunny day on Lichfield Market Square was the picturesque setting for the 10th Anniversary of the Lichfield Farmers'[ Market on Thursday 2 June.
Lichfield City Council market staff manned a stall for the "Guess the Weight of the Cake" Competition which was for an 8" square iced fruit cake.
The Birthday cake, a 10" square sponge cake, was cut by the Mayor, Councillor Brian Bacon, at 10 o'clock after saying a few words about the Lichfield Farmers' Market and welcoming customers in his usual hospitable and friendly manner. Slices of the cake were handed out by the Mayor whilst inviting the public to take part in the Competition. Both cakes were superbly baked and decorated by Joyce Deakin, a member of the Lichfield Country Market.
Before leaving the Market Square the Mayor visited the individual stalls and spoke to producers about their produce.
At 2 o'clock the Mayor returned to the Market Square to announce the winner of the competition. The cake was a whopping 10 lbs 15.5 ozs (4.98 kgs) and was won by Mrs Matthews, a Burntwood resident. The competition raised £59.00 towards the Mayor & Sheriff's Charities, namely the MacMillan Cancer Support, Lichfield Stroke Club and St John Ambulance.
The Lichfield Farmers' Market is held on the first Thursday of the month from February to December.