September 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

Pork Pie Club 1 September 2007-



World Events


Prison Warders strike without warning.


10 anniversary of Princess Diana’s death.


Moorcock Inn of Norland, near Halifax  closed for good?


Forest fires in Greece kill over 60. Arson suspected


Mandy McCann’s parents to sue Portuguese newspaper for libel.


General Jackson of British Forces said USA cocked up Iraq


Cigarettes are to have pictures of cancer on packets.




First British women to win medal in 400 meters at world championships


England team ravaged by injury.


Lewis Hamilton has puncture in last Grand Prix




Peter -  Soft soggy pastry, big and pale. Tasty porky meat.  6.5


Richard – Fresh, nice pastry crispy pastry ,succulent meat,lacked jelly,too salty 7.5


Phil – Pale and bottom soft, thin top.Salty meat and liked it  8


John – Large and pale and soggy pastry. Well filled with course meat. Salty. 7


Kevin – Pale,soft undercooked pastry. Moist meat, too salty.6.5


Tim  -   Frankfurter meat, soggy pastry, well filled,  6


Bob – Too much salt. Crunchy pastry, well filled, fresh, too salty. 9


Mrs Knight’s of Marsden, near Huddersfield.  90p each  Average 7.

8 Sept.


World Events


Maddy McCann – mother and father  accused of being a suspect..


Pavarotti died of cancer of pancreas at 71 buried today


Jane Thompson Yorkshire cancer sufferer who raised 1.5 million for charity died at age 41


Fastest train journey from Paris to London on Eurostar – 186 mph in UK and over 200 in France


Bin Ladin emerges after 6 years on video with dyed beard.


50% of population are savaholics




England win at Cricket, Rugby and Football!


Blackburn Rovers beat Manchester City 1 to 0


Leeds win 5 games in a row and have  0 points because they went bust last year





            Mark – Fresh, not much jelly well packed with meat. 7.5


Kevin – Short crispy pastry,fresh, no jelly but moist meat. A good quality Andrew Jones pie     8.5                                                                                                                        


Bruce -Greasy pie, fresh,crisp, short and crunchy pastry. Well filled, tasty meat filling,good pie perhaps a little more spice needed.          7


Peter – Fresh,well filled, tasty, succulent, good husbandry, 9 yes I was the fetcher !  8.5


Price 90p   Source - Andrew Jones of Marsh, Huddersfield Average = 7.8


22 Sept 07


World Events


Kevin and Peter lose on Northern Rock. Shall we buy more?


Pensioner locked in loo overnight in Pickering.


Thailand plane crash  80 + dead


Colin McCraie Champion rally driver dies in helicopter crash.


Steve Fossett adventurer and friend of Richard Branson dies in plane crash in Nevada.


American had to go to hospital and so fat they needed a fork lift and a flat bed truck to get him there.


Mad Brian, pie club guest member in the 80’s, has died at age 68 years.




Mourino ( the special one ) sacked from Chelsea with at least £10 m.


  RugbyWigan beat Bradford 31 to 30 after being down 6 to 30.


USA ladies beat England 3 – 0







Good looker, well glazed, fresh. More pepper would have been nice. 8




Dry pastry with hard top. firm meat. Golf ball meat ! Porky, quite a few voids where there should be meat.                                                                       7




Bonny pie, nutty pastry, full and compact meat, moist, fresh, not much jelly,                                                                                                    8




Not fresh, hard crust nearly cut my mouth. No jelly. Gaps between meat and pastry.                                                                                        4




Attractive, fresh, hard crisp pastry,compact meat. Tasty,porky, not too much jelly. A good solid pie                                                               8




Nice looker, well glazed. Pastry very crisp. Packed full of meat.Bit of jelly and enjoyed it.                                                                       7.5




Source = Warmsley’s of Ramsbottom,  65p each.             Average  = 6.8

Pies 28 Sept.  2007


World Events



Blue tongue disease affects cattle in U.K. Can we believe our politicians that it does no harm?


Burma military regime cracks down on civil unrest, a number have been killed. Will democracy come?



Labour Party conference – election fever in the air. Will it be this Autumn? We say May 2008!


Two babies born this week, one at 17 Lbs and  the other 8 ozs


New highway code –should not smoke now in a car.




England beat Tonga in World Rugby


Bob is not here so no more sport!





Fred –nicest pie I have had for a while. Spicy, good tasty meat, pastry a little soggy. 8.5


Bruce – Fresh, crisp thick pastry, plenty of jelly, course meat, tasty but neaded a little more spice. 8


Peter – Soggy pastry, uneven distributed meat. Every day pie, salty nothing to shout about pie 6


John – Confectioners pie, nice to look at. Well glazed. Course meat, lot of jelly. Salty.7.5


Phil – Fresh,  slightly soggy pastry. Nice favoursome meat, thin pastry. 8


Cryers of Oven.den, Halifax  80p Average mark = 7.6


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