Boys at Bartholomew School in Eynsham earned full marks - for cake making.

Fifty-six of them aged from 11 to 16 took part in a competition in 1965 and their cakes were later eaten by a group of elderly people who were guests at the school.

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Clifford Brown, 11, front right, watches proudly as one of the judges, school cook Mrs Mason, cuts his winning entry, a lemon sponge.

Others in the picture are runner-up John Pukaniuk, sitting left, Nicholas Clarke, back left, equal third with Malcolm Jones, and Robert McAnulla, right, whose entry, a snowman, was highly commended.

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Bartholomew School is an 11-18 mixed comprehensive secondary school for over 1,300 students.

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