April 2012   




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 2012

Pie Meeting Saturday 7th April 2012

World Events

The One Show coming to Pie Competition along with Brian Turner(Celebrity Chef)

Teacher Unions  announced they will strike.

Karen Mathews (daughter kidnapper) to be released.

American fighter plane hits block of flats.

Worst snow of winter in April after a week of record breaking heat wave at end of March!

Princess Anne came to Barkisland to visit ice cream maker.


Cambridge win boat race after swimmer stops the race. After restart they collided and Oxford lost a blade and then the race.

Celtic win Scottish league.

Chelsea reach semi final of European Cup.

GB win loads of gold medals in Australia in cycling.


Mark   Looks like  it came from a furniture factory it was so well polished. Crispy pastry. Nice jelly, lots of afterburn. Decent meat but smelt funny.

Score   8.5/10

Kevin   Looked like wood. Full to the brim with meat. Lots of afterburn. A wonderful pie.

Score   9.0/10

Peter   Big, meaty,tasty, crispy pastry. Could not get more meat in this pie,a real meal. A real tasty cracker of a pie.

Score   9.0/10

Fred   Every thing has been said. Too big a pie!

Score   9.0/10

Tim   Tim is speechless.

Score   9.5/10

Bruce   Ultra fresh, man sized pie.crunchy pastry. Delicious jelly. Tasty meat with lots of afterburn. Absolute belter of a pie.

Score   9.0/10


Fetcher   Bruce

Fetch   Hinchcliffes of Netherton

Price   £1.10

Average   9

Pie Meeting Saturday 14th April 2012

No pie meeting this week, preparing for the Pie Competition which is being held next week.

Pie Meeting Saturday 21st April 2012

World Events

Annual competition was great success. One Show recorded it and Hinchliffes of Netherton won again.

Norway's mass murderer now on trial.

Riots on Bahrain. GP is going ahead tomorrow though.

Halifax Courier is going to be weekly. 


Olympics now 100 days to go. 

Andy Murray knocked out of another tennis tournament.

Chelsea beat Barcelona 1-0 in Champions League semi final.


These pies were kindly donated by this years winners - Hinchliffes of Netherton, so no marks but the pies were great.

Pie Meeting Saturday 28th April 2012

World Events

Double dip recession confirmed.

Murderer on the loose in the North East.

Droughts turn to floods.

Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt's adviser resigns over Murdoch issue.

Barclay's shareholders revolt over pay of excutives.

Claire Squire a London Marathon runner died during the race and donations of over a million £s donated to the Samaritans.


Halifax Town third in division, in play offs for promotion.

Chelsea draw against Barcelona to go through on aggregate for champions league. 

Southampton get promotion. 


Howard   Nice looking pie. Pastry soggy, meat tasted good. Lacked spice. No afterburn.

Score   6.0/10

Tim   Sad pastry. Tasty meat.

Score   6.0/10

Kevin   Nice attractive pie. Fresh, pastry was soft. Lots of jelly. Course tasty pork. Not a bad pie.

Score   8.5/10

Mark   Soft pastry, good flavoured meat.

Score   7.5/10

Richard   fantastic pie, fresh but soft pastry.

Score   8.0/10

Peter   Disappointing pastry just too soft. Lovely tasty meat.

Score   8.5/10


Fetcher   Peter

Fetch   Granges's of Slaithwaite.

Price   £1.15

Average   7.5

A worthy finalist but the pastry was soft. Were they fresh?


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