Cambridge eyes up a not-so-current bun

October 4, 2002

A rock cake purchased at Paddington station 60 years ago has been donated to the University of Cambridge to enable scientists to study the everlasting mysteries of railway catering.

Donald and Betty Smith bought the bun, thought to be the world's oldest small confection, from a platform trolley as they travelled to their wartime honeymoon in Cambridge in 1942. They kept it as a souvenir.

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