December 2007   




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 2007

1 Dec 2007-12-01



British Teacher in a Sudanese prison for naming a teddy bear Mohammad! If this was a story it would be considered to far fetched. Are they mad?


70 year old man arrested for 1961 murder of school girl.


Rachael Nichol murderer caught after 14 years.


Elland killer of his daughter 14 years ago released from jail.


Rail companies put up rail fares by rates greater than inflation


Evil Knievel dies at 69 years.


Fabriage Egg fetches  £9 million




English clubs do well in European Championship


World record holder has Olympic ban taken off.






Kevin – Fat pie, pastry crunchy outside and soft inside. Very granular meat. Liberal amount of jelly. No spice Pleasant  7.5


Bob – Heavy, crunchy pastry, tasty  liked it.  8


Peter – thick pastry, little jelly, very granular meat. Lardy No spice  5.5


Phil – No jelly, smelt porky and was red. Fatty, 6.5


From Binn’s of Shipley , 75 p. Ave 6.8

Pies 9 December


World Events


Missing canoeist with lost memory charged with fraud. Wife on way home to face the music since she said so happy to have him back but photos show that they were together all the time. Sons disown there parents. Pie Club reckon the sons knew all along.


Gordon Brown boycotted the European Conference on Africa because of Mugawbe attending.


Teddy Bear Lady deported from Sudan to Liverpool. Is this fair? Sooty has had to cancel his tour of Jamaica.



Pantomine actors not allowed to throw sweets on health and safety.




Kieran Fallon found not guilty of fixing races.


Murilatharean of Sri Lanka  broken world wicket taking record.  742 wickets in  his career.


Ricky Hatton fights to night. Bob, Kev Bruce and Mark say win. Peter says looses with bad cuts.




Bruce -Golden and well glazed but more of a pork tart than a pie. Sufficient  jelly. Course,tasty  meat but not enough.    9                                                                 


 Peter – Crispy,lovely pastry. More of a tartlet than a tart! Needed an extra half a pie. Just an image of meat  6.5



Stuart (guest ) Delicious,tasty and crusty pie. Lacking in filling,quantity but tasty course meat. Pastry a winner.        8



Mark – Small pie, wonderful pastry.Jelly was nice,course meat but devoid of pepper and spice. Needed pepper and taste and more filling         7.5


Kevin – A pork pie for the ladies,small,sweet,shiny! Not much meat,more spice required. Must be  Hezeltines of Elland      7.5


Bob –  Nice pastry, Needs more meat. Inoffensive pie.  6





From Hazeltines of Elland , 80p Average =  8.3

15 Dec 07


World Events


Co-op comes back to Ripponden the birthplace of Co-op in around 1849  not Rochdale as is usually claimed. The Pharmacy was the last co-op shop in Rippponden  and it closed in 1990.


Brown did not go to European treaty signing.


America will not sign up to targets in World Climate change summit.


Ick Turner dies at 76 years of age.


Home information packs started this week


South York's Chief Constable keeps his job after being caught for 90 mph in a 60 zone.  ( 3rd offence and 42 days ban)




Ricky Hatton outclassed in fight against Floyd Mayweather for Super Welterweight.


Jo Calzaggi gets Sportsman of the Year.


£6.2 million a year for new England manager.




Peter - Good fresh pie. Well filled and tasty. Perhaps a little salty and needed more pepper. 8.5


Mark -Not todays. Course tasty meat. Spicy.   7.5


John – Big pie,nice pastry , well filled, compact meat, not much jelly. 8


Phil – Was fresh but could have been crispy. Good meat, bit of jelly. Good pie. 9


Cryers of Ovenden  80p

22 December 2007-12-22



World Events



New leader of Liberal Democrats called Nicholas Clegg elected


Queen is oldest serving Monarch.

Two guys in Liverpool tried to board a ship in Liverpool charged with piracy.


High street sales at lowest for years.  Internet sales taking over.


Tony Blair converts to Catholicism   




Man Utd player accused of rape –Johnney Evans


7th premier league manager sacked this week – Lawrie Sanchez


Ronnie Sullivan wins Snooker UK Championship






Bob – Freezing cold pie. Tasty, overall quite good 7


Peter – ice lolly of a pie. Probably tasty when defrosted. Should have been kept in the warm. Well filled.  6


Mark – Soft thick pastry, well filled, too cold to taste. Not todays.  -6.5


Richard – Hungry so quite enjoyed it. Course meat. Thick pastry.    7


Stuart – Pastry undercooked. Did not enjoy it.   5


Kevin – Well glazed and sticky. Too cold,my fault, well filled ,course granular meat. Needed more spice    8. ( Fetcher’s privilege exploited says the scribe).


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