December 2010   




Artisan Class


1st Honley Village  Butchers – pork, chorizo, goats cheese & sweet chilli sauce 
2nd Keith Dyson – full English breakfast
3rd Honley Village Butchers – pork, chicken & stuffing
4th J. Thomas of Helmsley 
5th E. Middlemiss – pork, stuffing & Yorkshire chutney


Traditional Class


1st Hoffman’s of Wakefield 
2nd Wilson’s of Crossgates, Leeds 
3rd Broster’s of Lindley, Huddersfield.
4th Honley Village Butchers, Huddersfield.


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Pie Club Meetings 2010

Pie Meeting Saturday  4th December 2010

World Events

Snow everywhere and causing chaos.

Wikileaks boss on rape charge and lots of leaks from diplomatic communications around the World.


World Cup 2018 bid won by Russia and 2022 won by Qatar.

Lots of sporting events cancelled due to weather.

England holding their own in test with Australia.


Phil   Fantastic looking pie. Nice and spicy. Really nice, enjoyed it.

Score   9.0/10

John   Golden pie. Hard to bit into. Short pastry, fresh,compact meat. Porky and gamey tasty. Prize winning pie.

Score   9.5/10

Peter   Big pie with a polished top. Very well filled,crusty pastry, tasty meat and well packed.

Score   8.5/10

Mark   Quintessential pie Crispy pastry, fantastic appearance. Full of meat. Nice jelly and loads of it. Spice everywhere. Best pie I have ever had.

Score   9.5/10

Bruce   Belter of a pie. Well glazed, fresh crunchy pastry. Loads of tasty jelly. Succulent tasty meat. Everything a pie should be.

Score   10/10


Fetcher   Bruce

Fetch   Hinchliffes of Netherton.

Price   £1.05p

Average   9.3 (Pie of the Year)

Pie Meeting Saturday 11th December 2010

World Events

Bob Letvern founder member of the pie club died on Thursday 9 Dec. Bob suffered a stroke 6 years ago. Although it left him with difficulties in walking Bob never complained and was grateful to be alive and able to support Manchester City Football Club and he attended ever  game he could.

Bob was headmaster of Norland Primary School for over 27 years. When he started the school was about to close with falling numbers of pupils. When he left the school was oversubscribed. The school under Bob’s direction won many commendations and awards.  


Manchester City won 3 -1 and went joint top of the league. A fitting epitaph to Bob.


John   Sad looking pastry and looked like a meat and potatoe pie. Could have been mutton. No spice,jelly or spice. Doubt it was today's.

Score  ??/10

Tim   Sad, no redeeming features. Well filled but rubbery. Tasteless, soggy.

Score   1.0/10

Mark   I hope it was not expensive because I think I have eaten my wallet. Thick,tough pastry and meat. Needed more spice.Really nice jelly.

Score   5.5/10

Peter   Nice soggy pastry with a crispy castellation which  enjoyed. No jelly. Compacted meat needed more spice but all right.

Score   6.0/10

Bruce   Bakers pastry, varied in soft and crispy. Sweet pastry. Nice tasty jelly,compact meat that needed more spice. Strange since it seemed more sweet than savoury.

Score   ??/10

Phil   Pastry was crunchy in parts and sort in others. No seasoning.

Score   6.5/10


Fetcher   Phil

Fetch   Meays of Yeadon.

Price   90p

Average   4.3

Pie Meeting Saturday 18th December 2010

World Events

Bob Letvern's memorial service was held at Norland Church. Standing room only. Old friends and colleagues paid tribute to Bob who successfully led Norland School for over 22 years.

Italian Prime Minister Berlusconi survives a vote of no confidence.

Coldest December on record so far.

Failed asylum seeker who ran over and killed a girl 5 years ago cannot be deported since it will breach his human rights.


Ralph Coates ex Burnley Player who had a world record transfer fee in 1964 dies.

Sam Alladyce, Blackburn manager sacked.

Leeds beat QPR who are top of the table 2-0 and go to second in the league.


Bruce   Large tart shaped pie, mucky top, well glazed,thick dry pastry, plenty of jelly, weird tasting meat.No spie more salt than a council gritter, bitter taste.

Score   5.0/10

Kevin   Biggest individual pie we have had. Did not look nice, soft, stodgy pastry, tasteless jelly, meat could have any meat.

Score   1.0/10

Richard   Soft pastry, looked like a Sweeney Todd pie.I quite enjoyed it, well filled, meat lacked jelly and spice.

Score   6.0/10

John Travis   (Guest) Nicely construced pie, short of spice, almond taste, claggy pastry.

Score  ??/10

Mark   Huge pie, soft pastry, tasteless, lolts of jelly but tastless meat. A bit nondescript.

Score   5.0/10


Fetcher   Mark

Fetch   Asda Delicatessen

Price   £1.20

Avarage   4.5


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