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Charity Pork Pie Competition Results 2013
1st Mellor’s Of Newark
2nd Hinchliffe’s Farm Shop, Netherton, Huddersfield
3rd Bolster Moor Farm Shop, Slaithwaite, Huddersfield
4th Robinson’s Farm Shop, Northowram, Halifax
1st Broster’s Farm Shop, Lindley, Hudds
2nd Robinson’s Farm Shop, Northowram, Halifax
3rd Paul’s Family Butchers, Moor Bottom, Honley, Huddersfield
A fantastic turn out this year, thanks to the lovely sunny weather!
Prizes awarded by Hannah Cockroft, our fantastic Celebrity Guest Judge and double Paralympic Gold medallist – who’ll need to train very hard this week!
All proceeds to Hannah’s chosen charity, the Forget-me-not Childrens’ Hospice, Huddersfield.
Pie Club History
The competition will be tough but the meat should be tender at an
upcoming pork pie contest. Up to 50 entrants from across the country
will battle it out at the Old Bridge Inn, Ripponden, to be named maker
of the best pie of 2007. The event organised by Ripponden’s Pork Pie
Appreciation Society is expected to attract more than 300 pie lovers
and raise £2,000 for Alzheimer’s charities. Society member Stuart
Booth, of Outlane, said the competition had been running since 1992 but
this year’s will be the biggest yet.
He said: “It’s always a great day. “There have been entrants from
Glasgow to Southampton and the judges panel can’t wait to get tasting.
We are in search of the perfect pie.” The winner will receive £100anda
silver trophy. Ten finalists will receive certificates of commendation.
Elland Silver Youth Band will provide entertainment and there will be
hand-made pie displays by John Lord, of Bradford. Judging will take
place in a marquee. One of the panel is last year’s winner Simon Haigh
of Hinchliffe Butchers, Netherton, Huddersfield. Mr Haigh said: “The
perfect pie will have a combination of thin pastry, tasty jelly and a
palatable texture and filling. The key is attention to detail and
appearance.” He said the competition, which will take place on Saturday
March 24, was well regarded In the industry because it was one of the
few which was run by consumers.
The society was formed by Mr Booth’s brother Kevin and a group of
friends who enjoyed a pork pie after a workout on Saturday afternoons
in the early 1980s.