ROYSTON VASEY NOTES AND NEWS
The dispute at Royston Vasey Womens Institute over the relative merits of the jam tarts made by Mrs Ponsonby-Gore and Mrs Willerby-Smythe came to an head on Tuesday last when after a remark from Mrs Ponsonby-Gore to Mrs Willerby-Smythe the latter threw a tray of tarts at her. Ladies from both factions then joined in and the Police had to be called. Constable Burton claimed that all he said was “What’s all this then ” and he was bombarded by edible missiles. He then made a number of arrests. A witness to the proceedings says that the remark that sparked off the riot was Mrs Ponsonby-Gore saying to Mrs Willerby-Smythe “There are tastier tarts in Miss Whiplash’s Massage Emporium than there are in your cake tin.”
As both Mrs Ponsonby-Gore and Mrs Willerby-Smythe are magistrates we await with interest how the judicial proceedings are carried out. A suggestion that the ladies try each other has been ruled out due the possibility of prejudice. Master Li’s suggestion of jam tarts at ten paces has been dismissed as frivolous.
Report from Tindink Van de Graaff (who threw the Victoria Sponge.)