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Passport to happiness… Roy Plowman (left) With Hinchliffe’s Farm Shop Partner Simon Haigh and a collection of pies

Former policeman Roy Plowman and wife Pat are set to emigrate to Spain. But Roy won’t leave without stuffing a suitcase full of his favourite pies!

The 67-year-old is refusing to leave Huddersfield unless he has enough pies to last until the couple return in the summer.

“I can’t live without my pies and pastries,” said Roy, who is a member of Gledholt and Hon­ley male voice choirs.

“The things I will miss when we move are family, friends, Huddersfield Town and pies from Hinchliffe’s Farm Shop at Netherton.

“In Spain they don’t do pies a pie in Spain it is like eating plaited sawdust.” the couple have bought a static caravan on the Costa Blanca. They also have one in Filey, where they will enjoy the English summer.

Roy and Pat, also 67, have learned Spanish so they can keep on asking for a pukka pie. Then when they are back in the UK they can restock at Hinch­liffe’s.

“My favourites are pork pies,” said Roy. “I will definitely keep looking for a decent pie over there, but I don’t think I will have much luck.

“These pies I am taking over are my lifeline,” he added.