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25th ANNUAL CHARITY PORK PIE COMPETITION 2017


TO BE HELD AT THE OLD BRIDGE INN, PRIEST LANE, RIPPONDEN,


WEST YORKSHIRE, HX6 4DF


ON SATURDAY 13th MAY 2017 AT 2.30PM

 


Dear Master Pie Maker

On behalf of the Society we invite you to enter the famous 25th Annual Pork Pie contest.

The annual competition is an opportunity for pie makers and enthusiastic pork pie fanciers to get together in the famous Old Bridge Inn to enjoy the fine Yorkshire ale from Timothy Taylor’s Brewery, sample pie and peas, featuring fantastic fresh pies from all over the country.

Twelve finalists will be awarded a Certificate of Commendation and will be featured in the local and regional press. Trophies will be presented to the top THREE places.

To increase your chances of winning, you can have a maximum of 2 entries in the Traditional Pie competition and 2 entries in the Artisan/Speciality section, so why not try different recipes.

Don’t delay, take this opportunity to compete with the best on Saturday 13th May 2017, for the coveted prize of Champion Pork Pie Maker 2017.

Return your completed entry forms and fees to:

The Pork Pie Appreciation Society, c/o Old Bridge Inn, Ripponden,

Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX6 4DF


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The 20th annual Pork Pie Competition 14 April 2012


The 20th annual Pork Pie Competition 14 April 2012
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This year the Pork Pie Appreciation Society celebrated the 20th annual competition. How time flies by, it feels like just a couple of years ago that we started the competition in 1992.www.photographybypauldishman.co.uk
For the second time we have held the competition in April in the hope of warmer weather and the opportunity to enjoy the picturesque riverside setting of the Old Bridge Inn. The day turned out to be quite chilly but it was  dry and the sun shone brightly on the Friendly Brass Band playing in the car park. There was a strong breeze for a while and a large tent in the car park used for judging pies took off in the wind and landed in the river! It was rescued and secured more firmly and fortunately none of the pies were damaged.

www.photographybypauldishman.co.ukThis year the BBC’s One Show, an early evening news and chat show  was in attendance filming the proceedings. The One Show’s reporter Anita Rani also went to  last year’s champion Hinchliffe’s Farm Shop to see how pork pies are made and made her own version of a pork pie to enter in the competition. Anita added chillies and spices to the meat. It was a very credible entry but it could not match the efforts of Craig Midwood, master butcher at Hinchliffe’s who later found that he had won the competition for the second time in a row!
A total of 58 pie makers entered the competition and the standard was again outstanding. After the first two rounds of judging we held the charity auction with a number of items donated by local companies. The volume of the PA system was low at first and this resulted in a number of bargains being snapped up by those nearest the speakers! Star buy of the auction was a £500 washing machine donated by  JLA of Ripponden  going for just £120!

By 4 pm the pies had been selected for the final round. It has to be said that all pies that reach this stage are excellent and only a few marks separate the pies.

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Brian Turner the Celebrity Chef was on the final judging panel. Brian is a fan of Pork Pies and has served pork pies made in Leeds in one of his restaurants for a number of years.

www.photographybypauldishman.co.ukAt 5.30 pm the results were in and the 10 finalists had been chosen. Incredibly the first prize and second prize went to the same two butchers as last year and in the same order again! Hinchliffe’s Farm Shop of Netherton, Huddersfield in first place and Bolster Moor Farm shop, Huddersfield in second place. It does seem that Huddersfield is the town to get yourself an award winning pork pie. E & R Grange of Slaithwaite, Huddersfield, Two Valleys of Meltham Huddersfield and M Thewlis of Golgar Huddersfield made it a total of 5 Huddersfield butchers in the 10 finalists.

Award to Kevin Booth President of the Pork Pie Appreciation Society www.photographybypauldishman.co.uk
Kevin Booth, President of the Pork Pie Appreciation Society has been the organiser of this event for the last 20 years. Without his energy, commitment and shear hard work this annual celebration of the Pork Pie would not happen. This year the competition has raised over £3000. The funds raised this year will be donated Ripponden Parish Church.
Kevin is a keen hill walker and he has recently got interested in identifying the many different species of birds he encounters. He was therefore delighted to be presented with a pair of binoculars to take on his walks.

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